Crowd trouble suspends play at India-South Africa 2nd T20I at Cuttack: Twitter reactions

Ironically the series between India and South Africa is named after two men who believed in complete non-violence — Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. The scenes at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Monday witnessed terrible behaviour from the spectators as the visitors were cruising towards a series win. [Pick of the tweets: India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I at Cuttack]

Chasing only 93 for a win, South Africa were placed at 64 for 3 in 11 overs when a major section of the crowd started hurling bottles at the ground. The hooliganism brought memories of the Eden Gardens match in the 1996 World Cup semi-final between India and Sri Lanka. [Twitteraties troll Ambati Rayudu after he gets bowled off a full toss]

The crowd trouble was the talking point on Twitter and users didn’t hesitate to poke fun at or criticise the Orissa crowd for the unruly behaviour.