Prerak Mankad was hit on the head by SRH fans – Jonty Rhodes (Photo: Videograb)
New Delhi: If there is excitement in IPL 2023, there is ruckus here and there. On May 13, a similar match was played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Super Giants. There was excitement in this match, but there was a ruckus as well. LSG coach revealed that Prerak Mankad was attacked by SRH fans against him and hit him with nuts and bolts. Prerak Mankad is the same player who also became the hero in this match.
Earlier this news came that SRH fans are targeting the dugout of Lucknow Super Giants with nuts and bolts. But, then replying to a tweet related to it, LSG fielding coach Jonty Rhodes wrote that nuts and bolts were being thrown at the player on the LSG dugout.
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Rhodes’ tweet, fans targeted the player
Rhodes tweeted that the LSG players, fielding at long on, were hitting Prerak Mankad on the head with nuts and bolts.
Not at the dugout, but at the players. They hit Prerak Mankad on the head while he was fielding at long on. #note https://t.co/4yxmuXh7ZF
— Jonty Rhodes (@JontyRhodes8) May 13, 2023
Sharp impact of the incident on the field
However, when this matter caught fire, there was a lot of commotion on the ground. There was a lot of tu-tu me-me between the support staff of Lucknow and the umpires. The pictures of this debate went viral on social media.
Please tell that this whole incident is of the 19th over of Sunrisers Hyderabad’s innings. After the end of the innings, SRH player Heinrich Klaasen was also seen arguing about this incident, for which he was fined 10 percent of the match fee.
The player who was killed by the fans became the hero of the victory.
As far as the match is concerned, Sunrisers, batting first, scored 182 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs. Chasing the target of 183 runs in reply, Lucknow Super Giants won the match by 7 wickets in 4 balls. Prerak Mankad became the hero of this victory of Lucknow. He was adjudged Player of the Match for his unbeaten innings of 64 off 45 balls.
Meaning, the player who was targeted by the fans of SRH, defeated his team. This was Prerak Mankad’s second match in IPL 2023. Earlier, he had also played his first match against SRH and he remained unbeaten in that too without opening an account.
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