India’s fifth and final T20I in the series against South Africa was scrapped due to rain on Sunday in Bengaluru at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Only 21 balls could be bowled, however, it was enough for the South African bowlers to pick up two wickets and cause problems for the Indian openers.
While Ishan Kishan’s attacking intent was clear from the start as he parried the South African bowlers for two big hits in the first on himself, Ruturaj Gaikwad failed to regain his pace in the series decider.
Gaikwad found things difficult throughout the series except for half a century in the third T20I the young Indian couldn’t impress the fans much, in fact he faced many severe backlash on Twitter after his gesture towards one of the gardeners during the fifth T20I went viral on social media.
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A video emerged on social media shortly after the elegant first player was fired on Sunday. As one of the gardeners tried to take a selfie with Gaikwad, he seemed uncomfortable and his gesture towards the gardeners did not sit well with the fans.
While some criticized Gaikwad for his “attitude”, others instructed him on his “disrespectful” gesture.
Here’s what netizens had to say:
Worst Behavior Ruturaj Gaikwad. They are unsung heroes and to treat them like this is very disrespectful. https://t.co/rxaNZoYuWe—FOXER (@FOXER_Offl) June 19, 2022
Bad behavior from Ruturaj https://t.co/ZpQ0QkOOrB
— Sangram Gawade (@cricketsangram) June 19, 2022
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As the fifth and final T20I between India and South Africa was won, the series ended 2-2 and the Men in Blue will next be seen in action against Ireland, as the T20I in two games will start on July 26, Sunday.