WATCH- Ruturaj Gaikwad rebukes ground staff wanting a selfie; Twitter divided, some criticize, some defend him

Bengaluru is hosting 5th T20I between India and South Africa on June 19.

Ruturaj Gaikwad has managed jsut one fifty in the ongoing T20I series vs SA | BCCIIndia opener Ruturaj Gaikwad came in for some criticism by Twitterati who were not happy after he behaved badly with a member of M Chinnaswamy Stadium ground staff who wanted a selfie with the cricketer. But there were some fans who defended his actions as well.

India faced off against South Africa in the 5th T20I of the series with everything to play for as the series is leveled 2-2. Although the toss happened at its scheduled time, the start of the game was delayed for about 50 minutes, and slashed to 19-over per side, because of the arrival of rain.

Openers Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad were sitting in the dugout all padded up and were waiting for the game to start.

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During the rain break, Gaikwad was seen sitting in the dugout when a member of the ground staff came to him, sat beside him, and tried to click a selfie.

However, Gaikwad rebuked the person and pushed him away and gestured for him to sit a bit away from him and go away, and then turned his head in the other direction.

Even after that, the innocuous worker urged the India opener for a selfie which Gaikwad still didn’t grant him and seemingly kept asking him to go away. The 15-second video of the same was telecasted by the broadcasters and one fan uploaded it on Twitter.

Here is the video:

The netizens were not happy with high handed attitude of the Maharashtra batter and slammed him for his poor behavior with the member of ground staff.

Check them out here:

 However, there were many fans who also defended Ruturaj's actions citing COVID pandemic and how it was wrong for the groundsman to go near the Indian cricketer with a mobile in a match.



By Jatin Sharma - 19 Jun, 2022

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