If India is a cricket-crazy country today then lots owe to fans. They have always stood with the Indian cricketers in times of good, bad and even worst performances since the inception of the game. An erratic behavior of RP Singh towards a fan at Indore has shocked all.
Well, RP Singh is a veteran cricketer with some 300 first-class wickets but what he did today is utterly shameful. At a Ranji trophy final match between Gujarat and Mumbai, Rudra Pratap Singh showed complete disrespect towards his little fan and threw away the latter’s smartphone on the field when the kid insisted him for a selfie.
Earlier today, Gujarat won the Ranji Trophy final by beating Mumbai with 5-wicket in hand at Indore. This is for the first time Gujarat became the Ranji Champion in the glorious 82-year history of Ranji Cricket. But now the entire celebration has turned worthless owing the veteran RP Singh’s shocking act.
A few minutes after the end of the match – this video went viral and people were flabbergasted witnessing such an impudent behavior of the fast bowler. The youtube video uploaded on the 4th day of Ranji trophy final showed visuals depicting a young kid saying ‘photo please; we will support Gujarat for you’. RP Singh then snatched the smartphone from a kid and threw it away.
This was not the first time RP Singh created headline for his bad conduct. A few hours back, he showed a middle finger to a fan in the middle of this final match. Exact reason why he did that is still not clear. In fact, he should have been more delighted today because Gujarat won the match in style. Parthiv Patel scored 143* while RP himself took 4-wicket in this match.
Who is RP Singh (Rudra Pratap Singh)?
RP Singh is a veteran international Indian cricketer having featured in 14 tests and 58 ODIs as well. He played a crucial role in ICC 2007 World T-20 tournament in South Africa under MS Dhoni. He is playing consistently well at domestic cricket level.
Such an irritating act from him was totally unexpected, and uncalled for. The video went viral on social media and most fans are totally dumbfounded seeing it. Fans’ blessings can do wonder for cricketers. They are ones who made cricket such a glamorous sport in India.
Watch Video: RP Singh Snatching and Throwing a Mobile-phone
If the legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Rahul Dravid and Sunil Gavaskar among others fully respected fans in their respective eras – then why not RP Singh? Whatsoever, the left-arm-fast might be under official’s scanner for showing disrespect to a fan. This behavior from a celebrated-experienced cricketer is totally unacceptable.
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