In a major setback to the ongoing eleventh season of the Indian Premier League, shoes were hurled at Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and South African skipper Faf du Plessis on Tuesday.

Following the incident, police arrested two persons for throwing a shoe on the field during the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai.

In the first innings of the game, when KKR team was batting, a shoe was thrown from the crowd at Ravindra Jadeja who was standing on the long-on position.

However, the shoe missed Jadeja as CSK batter Du Plessis and Lungi Ngidi were walking near the boundary rope.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

“Had the Chennai based avatar of Dhoni. But as a Chennai-ite and a Thamizhan, I pull it down & put an all black avatar, in protest/shame over the shoe throwing incident against Faf D Plessis & Jadeja in the #CSKvKKR match today. Endrendum Chennai veriyan, but this is just not on,” wrote a Twitter user wrote, post the shoe hurled incident.

” People in the stadium hurled shoes at Jadeja and Faf du Plessis 😬😡 this is such a Shameful act!! Hurling shoes on foreign players and our players is worst thing happened Today!! #ChennaiSuperKings #CSKvKKR #KKRvsCSK #Jadeja,” wrote another cricket fan.

People in the stadium hurled shoes at Jadeja and Faf du Plessis 😬😡 this is such a Shameful act!! Hurling shoes on foreign players and our players is worst thing happened Today!! #ChennaiSuperKings #CSKvKKR #KKRvsCSK #Jadeja pic.twitter.com/RnYG2cb36L

 

Police Arrested the Protestors who throwed Shoes at Players !

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Shame ! 😑 . Credits : One India

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CSK Fans Attacked by Protestors ! 😐😕

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Earlier, Sam Billings’ 23-ball 56 coupled with Shane Watson’s 19-ball 42 helped Chennai Super Kings (CSK) pull off a heist as they beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by five wickets in a thrilling IPL game, held amidst strong protests on the issue of Cauvery waters.

Requiring 17 runs in the last over, Ravindra Jadeja 11 (not out) hit a six off R Vinay Kumar with four runs and one ball remaining as Dwayne Bravo (11 not out) watched from the other end.

Chasing 203, Watson and Ambati Rayudu (39 off 26; 3×4, 2×6) gave CSK a dream start before they got out and KKR reined in with a one more wicket.

But Billings and skipper MS Dhoni (25 off 28; 1×4, 1×6) kept their chances alive with a 54-run stand for the fourth wicket and after Dhoni got out Billings cut loose.

The England top-order batsman brought up his 50 in 21 balls, sweeping Tom Curran (2/39), whom he took for 17 runs in the 15th over, to the leg side to bring up the landmark.

-With IANS inputs.