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IPL 2018: Shoes hurled at CSK players at Chepauk

One of the shoes hurled at the ground ended up falling near Ravindra Jadeja.

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Shoes hurled at CSK players. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Chennai Super Kings returned to their fortress, the iconic Chepauk, after a gap of two years. They were set to play their first home game of the season. CSK hosted the Kolkata Knight Riders in the game and the match was proving to be a very exciting one. The fans flocked the stadium in huge numbers and it was a full house with the sea of yellow supporting the home side.

Amidst this backdrop, one would imagine that all would be well and smooth in the game. However, some miscreants ended up bringing disrepute to the game and the venue. As per the recent reports in Cricbuzz, a case of shoe flinging was seen at the M Chidambaram Stadium, popularly known as the Chepauk. The case came to the fore with the background storyline of a political issue.

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The state of Tamil Nadu has been at loggerheads with the neighboring state Karnataka. The key reason for the dispute is the sharing of the river water of the river Cauvery. The protesters in Tamil Nadu are unhappy with the way the central government has been favoring Karnataka in the issue. Miffed with this, they had earlier threatened to disrupt the home matches of the Chennai Super Kings this season. Several political parties and even celebrities urged the fans to boycott the home matches this season.

Shoe falls near Jadeja, Faf du Plessis

Despite all such reports, the match went underway. And during the KKR innings, some protesters were seen carrying red flags to mark their protest. They flung shoes on the ground from the F Upper stand at the venue. One of the shoes hurled at the ground ended up falling near Ravindra Jadeja, who was fielding on the boundary during the 8th over of the match.

Also, two reserve players of CSK, Lungi Ngidi and Faf du Plessis, were around when the shoe fell on the ground. The police were quick to spot the miscreants and arrested them as well.

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