Ravindra Jadeja Booed by Lord's Crowd
Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was booed by the Lord's crowd when he walked out to bat on the first day of the second Test. Jadeja and James Anderson were allegedly involved in an altercation during the Trent Bridge Test due to which both the boards have suffered a strain in their relationship as both are levelling charges against each other.
Ravindra Jadeja received an unceremonious welcome when he walked in to bat at Lord's on Thursday. The same crowd that had saluted cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar during the Lord's Bicentenary match on July 5th booed and made cat calls when the Indian all-rounder walked in at India 123/5. (Highlights)
Jadeja has been charged by the ICC for Code of conduct violation along with England pacer James Anderson. ('Lord's Century very special to me')
Anderson and Jadeja were involved in a skirmish on Day 2 of the first Test at Nottingham. Both India and England are trading charges saying that the players abused each other.Â India have complained that Anderson even pushed Jadeja. ICC will hear the matter on July 22. (Hearing on July 22)
The booing incident at Lord's caught television commentators by surprise. Rahul Dravid, who rung the traditional five-minute bell at Lord's said, "It was very disappointing to hear people booing Jadeja. None of them were in that corridor & they don't know what happened."
Even former England captain Mike Atherton criticised the Lord's turnout saying the character of the fans has changed ever since the acrimonious Ashes last year.Â Atherton said it was unfortunate that ther Lord's crowd was reacting to hearsay when nothing against the players were proven.
India finished first day of the Lord's Test on 290/9 thanks to Ajinkya Rahane's gritty century.