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Last updated on August 6th, 2017 at 08:56 am

Unusual and tragic news from the World Cup, where Bangladesh (for the record, this site is proBangladesh) defeated cricket superpower India:

Furious Indian cricket fans stormed the home of national wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to protest a five-wicket rout by Bangladesh in their opening World Cup match, police said.

Some 200 fans Sunday brought down walls and pillars of Dhoni’s house, which is under construction, in the eastern city of Ranchi to protest the 26-year-old player’s performance in India’s shocking defeat in Port of Spain, Trinidad …

“It seems Dhoni is banking more on modelling than wicketkeeping and batting,” said Sohan Mahto, one of the protesters.

Very gently expressed is Sohan, for a house-smasher. Next – in one of the great sports upsets of all time – Ireland beat Pakistan, leading to further wild scenes:

In Multan, Inzamam-ul-Haq’s home town, incensed youth held a protest rally, chanted slogans against Pakistan and demanded that police arrest the World Cup squad. The mob was heard chanting, “Death to Bob Woolmer , death to Inzamam, death to Nasim Ashraf – police should arrest them”.

Awfully, that chant was soon partially fulfilled; Pakistan coach Woolmer, 58, a fine opener who was crucial in securing The Ashes for England in 1977, died in dreadful circumstances within hours of his team’s loss.

Posted by Tim B. on 03/19/2007 at 11:22 AM
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