Rajasthan Royals Player Chahal revealed a horrific incident during IPL 2013 in Bengaluru on Friday when he was hung from a high-rise hotel balcony by a drunk cricketer, causing him to “pass out”.
Chahal was in his final year with the IPL franchise Mumbai Indiansbefore he started a long time with Virat Kohli do Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) ended after IPL 2021. ChahalThe unnamed cricketer’s revelation has outraged his fans, who demand strict action against the perpetrator from the Indian cricket board.
“(It’s) no laughing matter. I don’t know who the person is. (He’s) not in a conscious state. If that’s the case, then it’s a big worry for someone’s life. is taking a risk. People might think it’s funny, but for me, it’s not fun at all,” Shastri told espncricinfo T20 Timeout on Saturday.
“It shows that the person trying to do it is in a state that you could say is not appropriate. And when you are in that state, and you are trying something, then a mistake. .. most likely wrong, added Shastri.
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Chahal has said that he revealed the story for the first time. “I have never shared this. This is from 2013 when I was with the Mumbai Indians. We had a match in Bengaluru. Then there was a gathering together. So there was a player. was very drunk, I won’t say his name He was very drunk, he looked at me for a long time and he just called me and he took me out and he hung me on the balcony.
“And my arms wrapped around him, like this (on the back of my head). I lost my grip, I was on the 15th floor. Suddenly a lot of people there came running and they took care of me. I felt like I was going to faint. , they gave me water to drink. .
When asked if he has encountered something like this in his long professional cricket career, Shastri said, “Never. This is the first time I’ve heard something as drastic as this. and it’s not fun. If it happened today, (I would say ) life ban on the person involved, as simple as that and get him into rehab as quickly as possible. he comes near the cricket ground too. Then he’ll realize how funny it is.”
Shastri feels that embedding, educating players and reporting such incidents to the authorities is an absolute must.
“You don’t want an unfortunate incident to happen to you… if this happens you have to step up and tell the people involved just like you were told by the anti-corruption unit when there was a Shastri added, you can approach the authorities and inform them, otherwise you will be fined.