A still from Hyderabad vs Kolkata match (ANI Photo)
At least 6 people, including Telugu TV actress Prashanthi, has been booked by police for creating a nuisance and obstructing a person from watching an IPL match at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday. In a complaint filed before the Hyderabad police, the man accused that Prashanthi and five other people didn't allow him to watch the match and abused him. The complainant also alleged that the Telugu actress also threatened him with dire consequences.
The incident took place during the match number 38 of the Indian Premier League - 2019 between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The police have registered an FIR against the actress and five others and started an investigation. With CCTV cameras installed in most parts of the stadium, the police are now likely to check the footage.
Hyderabad: 6 persons including Telugu TV actor Prashanthi booked for creating nuisance & obstructing a person from watching IPL match at Uppal stadium. Complainant said accused didn't allow him to watch match & also abused & threatened him with dire consequences. Probe underway pic.twitter.com/89tvvakFt3— ANI (@ANI) April 22, 2019
Coming to the game, Jonny Bairstow and David Warner continued their stellar run at the top as they powered Sunrisers Hyderabad to a nine-wicket win over struggling Kolkata Knight Riders.
Chasing a target of 160, Warner struck 67 off 38 balls hitting three fours and five sixes while Englishman Bairstow punished the hapless KKR attack with seven boundaries and four maximums in his unbeaten knock of 80 off 43 balls.
The openers looked in command as the target was achieved in 15 overs largely due to their 131-run stand. This was KKR's fifth successive loss in the tournament. With this win, SRH now stands at number four in the points table having won five of their nine games, while KKR at number six with five losses in their 10 games.