Fans Shocking Things in Cricket: Cricket is the second-most-watched sport in the world. In fact, scores of people follow the sport. The supporters who couldn’t come to watch the match at the stadium follow the sport at home.
Unfortunately, some cricketers don’t do justice to the sport. We have come across incidents of players breaching the norms. On the contrary, cricketers crossed their limits and were involved in corrupt practices.
These infamous incidents were often spotted in T20 franchise cricket leagues. It is no secret that several players engaged in alleged spot-fixing scandals.
Some certain cricketers played against the spirit of the game and brought disgrace to the gentleman’s game. Besides spot-fixing, there are other illegal activities cricketers were engaged in as well.
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We have seen cricketers crossing their limits for using drugs as well. Cricketers must know that there are passionate fans out there who are ready to do anything to watch the match. As a result, they should abide by the rules.
Case in point, the fans have also done some crazy things to watch the cricket match. Now in this article, let’s take a look at the three most outrageous things fans have done to watch a cricket match.
1. Fans’ craze in Ahmedabad
Cricket is nothing short of a religion in India. There is immense support for the game from every nook and corner of the country. Talking about the fans’ craze in Ahmedabad, there was a huge demand for tickets in 1981.
Ahmedabad hosted its first-ever ODI involving Team India and England. Even after the tickets were sold out, some fans came up with the crazy idea of sitting on the roofs of the opposite building only to watch the match live.
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2. A fan in Bridgetown took an extreme step to watch a cricket match
One of the fans in Bridgetown climbed up a coconut tree only to catch the cricketing action between Pakistan and West Indies in a Test match back in 1958.
As it turned out, he dozed off while watching Hanif’s batting before falling from the tree and breaking his legs. Hanif Mohammad hit a triple century in that match where he batted for 970 minutes and scored 337 runs.
3. When Sudhir Kumar Choudhary climbed a mountain near the stadium and cheered for Team India
Sudhir Kumar Choudhary is a die-hard fan of the Indian cricket team and legendary Sachin Tendulkar. He turns up in every India matches and cheers for the team. However, in early 2021, not a single fan was allowed to enter the stadium owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
The international matches were played behind closed doors. As a result, Sudhir went to an extent by climbing a mountain near the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. He cheered for Team India at the top of the mountain during the second ODI between India and England.
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