People in India have an immense passion for the Indian Premier League (IPL) and go above and beyond to express their support towards their favourite teams.
However, this passion can sometimes turn ugly. During a match between the Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, an ugly brawl broke out between fans in the stands.
It is yet unclear as to what led to the brawl inside the stadium, however a video of the incident has surfaced on social media.
The incident happened on Saturday. A senior police official said told news agency IANS that the incident of scuffle between a few spectators sitting in the public enclosure at the Mohinder Amarnath Stand, occurred during the IPL match.
The official said that during a match policemen always remain present in the public enclosure in uniform as well as plain clothes. An officer present in that enclosure immediately intervened and separated them.
"All the spectators were pacified and no complaint was made by either party. They were warned and bound to sit peacefully. On inquiry, it was found that it was started with arguments between a few people on a petty issue of blocking the view," the official was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.
The police said that no complaint was given by anyone with regard to the incident and that the matter was settled amicably.
Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Capitals by 9 runs
Mitchell Marsh's all-round performance (4-27 and 63 off 39) went in vain as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Capitals by nine runs in Match No. 40 of IPL 2023 at Arun Jaitley Stadium, here on Saturday.
Brilliant attacking fifties by Abhishek Sharma (67 off 36) and Heinrich Klaasen (53 off 27) propelled Sunrisers Hyderabad to 197-6 against Delhi Capitals despite Mitchell Marsh's four-fer (4-27).
Apart from Abhishek and Klaasen, most of the SRH batters struggled to get going as the team lost wickets at regular intervals. On the other hand, barring Marsh, who bowled a maiden and bagged four wickets, none of the DC bowlers made a mark.
In reply, the likes of Marsh and Phil Salt (59 off 35) smashed the fifties and lower down the order, Axar Patel (29 off 14) also tried his best but it was not enough as Delhi suffered their sixth defeat of the season.
Sunrisers Hyderabad 197/6 in 20 overs (Abhishek Sharma 67, Heinrich Klaasen 53; Mitchell Marsh 4-27) beat Delhi Capitals 188/6 in 20 overs (Mitchell Marsh 63, Philip Salt; Mayank Markande 2-20) by 9 runs.
(With IANS inputs)