Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Super Giants' 2023 Indian Premier League match was suspended for several minutes on Saturday owing to disorderly crowd behavior during SRH's innings. LSG's fielding coach Jonty Rhodes said that the spectators hurled nuts and bolts at one of the team's players in retribution to the umpire's apparent refusal to rule a no ball for height.
Not at the dugout, but at the players, Rhodes said on his official Twitter account. Prerak Mankad was fielding at long on when they struck him in the head with #noton.
Avesh Khan, a pacer for LSG, delivered what seemed to be a beamer to Abdul Samad, but on-field umpire Akshay Totre didn't rule it a no ball. To their astonishment, third umpire Yeshwant Barde likewise decided in favor of the bowling side when SRH requested a DRS.
The on-field umpires were listening to Klaasen's irate remarks when all of a sudden, LSG head coach Andy Flower, mentor Gautam Gambhir, and others in the dugout were spotted pointing towards the stands directly behind their team's area. around the LSG players' impassioned discussion with the referees, it seemed as if someone in the audience had thrown something. Additionally, around this time, one could hear the crowd chanting “Kohli Kohli” in an apparent effort to energise Gambhir.
The chanting were in response to the fight that the LSG instructor had earlier this month with former India captain Virat Kohli.
Heinrich Klaasen of SRH openly expressed his disgust with the crowd's antics and said that it negatively affected the team's momentum. To be honest, I was disappointed with the audience; that wasn't what you wanted. Not terrific umpiring, either,' Klaasen had stated in the interview at the halfway point of the game.
The Lucknow Super Giants finally defeated the Sunrisers by a comfortable seven wickets, maintaining their prospects of making the playoffs. The SRH, on the other hand, has been all but eliminated from the competition and must win each of their remaining games to maintain any chance of making the playoffs.