Baroda v Jammu & Kashmir, Ranji Trophy, Group A, Vadodara December 24, 2014

Yusuf Pathan slaps spectator


Yusuf Pathan allegedly reacted to "indecent comments" by a young spectator by slapping him during a Ranji Trophy match between Baroda and Jammu & Kashmir in Vadodara. The Baroda allrounder was upset by remarks passed by the spectator when he was batting.

According to Snehal Parikh, the Baroda Cricket Association secretary, the spectator had been passing "indecent comments" against Yusuf as well as other players during the match.

"This youngster had been shouting and passing indecent comments against Pathan and other players, such as Ambati Rayudu, when they were batting," Parikh said. "Pathan was in no mood to tolerate such behaviour. Thus, after he got out, he called that youngster inside the dressing room and allegedly slapped him twice."

According to Parikh, when Yusuf's younger brother Irfan Pathan learnt about the incident, he rushed to the dressing room to bring the situation under control.

According to another BCA secretary Anshuman Gaekwad, the matter was "amicably resolved" after a family member of the youth came and apologised on his behalf.

Parikh said that the match referee will send a report about the incident to the BCCI for further action.