All-rounder Yusuf Pathan reportedly slapped a young spectator during a Ranji Trophy match between Baroda and Jammy & Kashmir (J&K) in Vadodara on Tuesday as a consequence of hearing him make some inappropriate comments while batting.
The spectator had been passing indecent remarks not just against Pathan but some of the other players as well, according to the secretary of the Baroda Cricket Association (BCA), Snehal Parikh.
“This youngster had been shouting and passing indecent comments against Pathan and other players, such as Ambati Rayudu, when they were batting. Pathan was in no mood to tolerate such a behaviour. Thus, after he got out, he called that youngster inside the dressing room and allegedly slapped him twice,” the BCA secretary said.
He added that Irfan Pathan, Yusuf’s younger brother and teammate, rushed from the dressing room to temper the situation as soon as he came to know about the incident.
Anshuman Gaekwad, meanwhile, said that the matter came to an end in an amicable manner after a family member of the spectator came and apologised on the youth’s behalf.
A report of the incident will be sent to the BCCI by the match referee before deciding the future course of action, Parikh confirmed.