New Delhi: Young India opener, Ruturaj Gaikwad grabbed the limelight on Sunday, for mistreating and disrespecting a groundsman.
In the video that has gone viral on social media shows a groundsman who was trying to take a selfie with the batter. But, Gaikwad can be seen asking the groundsman to maintain distance and then he turned his face the other way.
This behaviour of Ruturaj Gaikwad was not liked by many and called it “disrespectful”.
The incident happened during the rain break when Gaikwad was sitting in the dugout.
Here is how social media users reacted to the viral video:
— Arnav (@imarnav_904) June 19, 2022
People defending rituraj gaikwad should understand that groundmen are also COVID protected.
Clearly ruturaj don’t deserve to play at highest level. Shameful.
— Sir Dinda²⁶⁴ (@ReallyDinda) June 19, 2022
Ruturaj Gaikwad disrespecting Groundsman. This arrogance and attitude is very bad man. First learn respecting People.
And no bio bubble this series.
— Vicky Shinde (@iamshinde83) June 19, 2022
— 𓃵 Ctrl C + Ctrl Memes 45 (@Ctrlmemes_) June 19, 2022
Worst Behavior Ruturaj Gaikwad. They are unsung heroes and treating them like this is very disrespectful. https://t.co/rxaNZoYuWe
— FOXER ᴮᵉᵃˢᵗ 🏏 (@FOXER_Offl) June 19, 2022
IND🇮🇳 vs SA🇿🇦
Match no. 5 🏏
Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangaluru 🏟️
Match delayed due to rain 🌧️
Why the heck Ruturaj Gaikwad behaving like this with ground staff? Just for a selfie he is being arrogant towards him. This kind of behaviour is really unacceptable in gentleman’s game. pic.twitter.com/A1sjqnMQu7
— Jeet Singh (@jeet_singh070) June 19, 2022
On Sunday, the fifth T20I between India and South Africa was called off due to rain on Sunday in Bengaluru.
Only 3.3 overs were bowled in the match and in that period, India had managed to post 28/2 with both Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad in the hut.
India will be next seen playing against Ireland in a two-match T20I series, which is set to begin on June 26.