Praveen involved in a spat with fans in Northampton

August 7th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Northampton, Aug 7 (IANS) India’s medium pacer Praveen Kumar was heckled by cricket fans and had to be restrained by teammates Suresh Raina and Munaf Patel after the end of the warm-up game against Northants here Saturday.

As the team was coming out of the ground, some of the unhappy Indian fans passed comments and most of the banter was in good humour. But it soon turned ugly as Praveen charged out of the team bus with a cricket bat.

Kumar, who was fined 20 per cent of his match fee for dissent in the second Test, had to be restrained by Raina. Kumar was seen raising the bat towards group of fans and exchanged few heated words with them.

Fast bowler Munaf also rushed out of the bus and complained to stewards. He also intervened as Kumar again came out of the bus and charged towards fans. Kumar reportedly hurled abuses against fans, acording to a report in

“I am under 18, I haven’t done anything wrong,” a fan shouted back at Kumar.

Raina, Patel and the Indian security manager came out to avoid an ugly incident.

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