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Yusuf Pathan slaps spectator during Baroda’s Ranji Trophy match

Yusuf-PathanYusuf Pathan got into trouble following an altercation with a spectator during the ongoing Ranji Trophy match between Baroda and Jammu and Kashmir at Reliance Cricket Stadium in Vadodara.

According to reports, the Baroda and India all-rounder got upset with some of the comments made by the spectator, while the cricketer was walking back to pavilion after getting out on 9 in the 84th over. A provoked Pathan then allegedly slapped the fan.

It’s learnt that the fan also threw abuses towards Pathan’s other Baroda teammates.

Baroda Cricket Association secretary Snehal Parikh was quoted as saying, “This youngster had been shouting and passing indecent comments against Pathan and other players, such as Ambati Rayudu, when they were batting. Pathan was in no mood to tolerate such behaviour. Thus, after he got out, he called the youngster inside the dressing room and allegedly slapped him twice.”

Parikh confirmed that the matter was “amicably resolved” after a family member of the youth came and apologised on his behalf.

Later, match referee Prasanta Mohapatra reported the incident to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), reports said.

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