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Shameful: Bangladesh supporters attack famous Indian fan Sudhir Gautam

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Mirpur (Bangladesh), June 22: Indian cricket team and Sachin Tendulkar's most recognised fan across the world, Sudhir Gautam, was attacked in Bangladesh on Sunday (June 21) after the hosts clinched a landmark series win at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium.

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Bangladesh defeated India by 6 wickets (Duckworth-Lewis method) in the 2nd ODI last night to win the series 2-0 with one game left.

File photo: Sudhir Gautam at one of the cricket stadiums waving the Indian flag

As the hosts' fans were jubilant following this historic triumph, they took to the streets to celebrate late into the night. And in a shameful behaviour, decided to target an Indian fan.

Gautam, who was at the stadium to support MS Dhoni and his men, was attacked outside the venue when he was about to board an auto-rickshaw.

Speaking to "ABP News" Hindi TV channel, he said, "I have never faced such a situation. I was about to get into the auto, when they started pelting stones. They were shouting that they have taken revenge for the quarter-final loss of World Cup 2015 in Melbourne and now they will take revenge outside too." The 34-year-old added that he was saved from the mob, by 2 policemen.

Gautam is seen at India's matches with his body painted in tri-colour. He is always spotted in the stands waving the Indian flag with number 10 on his body (Tendulkar's ODI jersey number). He had travelled to Australia and New Zealand for World Cup 2015.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Monday, June 22, 2015, 11:49 [IST]
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