5 instances when teams had to face the anger of their own fans
Infamous occasions on which teams suffered the wrath of their passionate cricket fans.
Irrespective of the sport, every team loves to have a bunch of passionate fans who show unparalleled support for them. However, it can turn out to be a double-edged sword if the fans decide to display their anger over a disappointing performance from the team. Cricket, too, has had its fair share of instances where fans have vehemently protested against their own team due to underperformance.
The most recent incident occurred in Zimbabwe when local fans made their emotions known to the national cricket team as they capitulated to another humiliating ODI loss against a second-string Indian side. Not only did the supporters jeer their own team, they also held numerous placards which highlighted out how badly the Zimbabweans were playing.
Here are 5 infamous instances of teams having to face the wrath of their own fans:
5. Bangladeshi fans go on attacking spree during 2011 World Cup
Bangladesh didn't have a particularly memorable campaign in the 2011 World Cup as they were unable to qualify for the quarter-finals. They lost 3 out of their 6 matches in the group stage and ended up in the fifth position on the points table for their group.
Possibly their worst performance came during their match against West Indies, which was played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. The home side were blown away for a meagre 58 by the men from the Carribean, who proceeded to win the match by 9 wickets.
Post the match, their fans reportedly pelted stones at star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan's residence out of frustration and managed to break a window. In a fit of rage, they also threw pebbles at the West Indies team bus in a separate incident.