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IPL PHOTOS: Why the cheergirls ran for cover...

Last updated on: May 14, 2014 18:33 IST

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Some unruly fans hurled water bottles and pouches at the cheerleaders, forcing the girls to run for cover, soon after Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit the winning runs against Rajasthan Royals in the IPL match in Ranchi on Tuesday night.

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Image: IPL cheerleaders in Ranchi
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The cheer girls, assigned near the gallery, were preparing to celebrate Dhoni's winning runs, but had to run for cover after the missiles were thrown.

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Image: CSK cheergirls
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The fans did not relent and continued throwing pouches even after a second batch of cheergirls appeared urging the crowd for restraint.

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It was the first such incident at the JSCA Stadium since it hosted its first One-Day International, between India and England in 2012, and several T20 matches.

It was not known what provoked the crowd to throw the missiles.


Image: Fans in Ranchi
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