Mirpur:Famous Sachin Tendulkar and Indian cricket fan Sudhir has claimed that he
was attacked by Bangladesh fans in Dhaka after India’s loss in the second one-day
international on Sunday.
Sudhir, who has devoted his life to Sachin Tendulkar and Indian cricket, said as soon
as the match got over, he was mobbed by Bangladesh fans outside the Sher-e-
Bangla National Cricket Stadium here and the auto-rickshaw he hired was pelted by
“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 told
Sudhir, who is also known as Sudhir Gautam, is the famous and the most visible
Indian cricket fan in stadiums around the world. Images of him with Sachin Tendulkar
and the rest of the Indian players with the 2011 World Cup trophy are etched in the
memories of every Indian cricket fan.
He has travelled many times to Dhaka to watch and support Tendulkar and the Indian
team. This is his eighth trip to the city.
Bangladesh on Sunday created history by beating India in an ODI series after the
visitors lost the second ODI by six wickets to trail 0-2 in the three-match series.
The third and the last ODI is scheduled for 24th June at the Same venue.