Fan Killed for Celebrating Rohit Sharma’s Wicket During IPL Match

Tue Apr 02 2024
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ISLAMABAD: In a shocking incident, an Indian Premier League (IPL) fan lost his life after being assaulted for celebrating the dismissal of Mumbai Indians’ batter and player Rohit Sharma.

The tragic incident occurred in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra during a match between Mumbai Indians and SunRisers Hyderabad on March 27 where the Mumbai Indians lost the game by 31 runs while chasing a record-breaking total of 277.

The victim, identified as Bandopant Tibile (63), reportedly cheered the wicket, leading to an argument with his friend Balawant Jhanjge (50) and Jhanjge’s nephew Sagar Jhanjge.

The incident occurred at the residence of a mutual friend in Hanmantwadi village, Karveer tehsil, Kolhapur. Tibile was hospitalized after being assaulted with a wooden object and later lost his life on March 30 due to his injuries.

Meanwhile, Police, who had arrested the accused on the charge of attempt to murder, have now booked both for murder under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Rohit Sharma, who was replaced as the captain of MI by Hardik Pandya for the current season, scored 26 runs off 12 balls before being dismissed in the fifth over. Fans of Mumbai Indians are still reluctant to accept Pandya as franchise skipper as most of them are in favour of Rohit Sharma.

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