Number one Team India fan Sudhir Gautam attacked in Dhaka

| Monday, June 22, 2015 - 12:25
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Team India fan Sudhir Gautam attacked in Dhaka

MIRPUR: Famous Indian Cricket fan Sudhir Gautam who has often been spotted screaming his lungs out for former Indian player Sachin Tendulkar claims that he was attacked in Dhaka by some Bangladeshi fans following India’s loss in the second One-Day International on Sunday, report said.

As claimed by Gautam, who certainly devoted his life, cheering for the ‘God of Cricket’ said that soon after the match ended; he was attacked by Bangladeshi fans outside the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur and people were even pelting stones at him while he rushed in an auto-rickshaw.

“As soon as I left the stadium, people mobbed me and started snatching the Tricolour, breaking the handle of the flag. Two policemen who were outside the stadium came to my rescue and they escorted me to an auto-rickshaw. But the mob further attacked the auto and tried to break into it. They even hurled stones on the vehicle but luckily the auto was covered completely and I didn't get hurt,” Sudhir was quoted in a media report.

Sudhir Gautam, popularly known as Sudhir is a famous fan of the Indian Cricket Team and is often spotted at the stadiums around the world supporting the Indian flag. 

Sudhir has travelled to Dhaka seven times before not only to watch Sachin Tendulkar playing but also to support the Indian team. This was his eighth visit to the country for the same reason.

On Sunday, Bangladesh created history by beating India in an ODI series after the latter lost the second ODI by six wickets to trail 0-2 in the three-match series.

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