IPL 2022: After Yuzvendra Chahal’s revelation, Ravi Shastri proposes life ban for offender | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Taking exception to leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal‘s allegations of bodily harassment by a participant in his early IPL days, former India head coach Ravi Shastri has urged that the offender be by no means allowed to come back close to a cricket area.
In a stunning revelation, Chahal mentioned he had a detailed shave throughout a post-match IPL social gathering in 2013 when a drunk participant dangled him from the Fifteenth-floor balcony of a Bengaluru resort.

Reacting to this, Shastri mentioned it is “no laughing matter in any respect”.
“I have no idea who the individual concerned is, he was not in a aware frame of mind. If that’s the case, then it’s a huge fear. Somebody’s life is in danger, some individuals may suppose it’s humorous however for me, it’s not humorous in any respect,” Shastri instructed ‘ESPNcricinfo’.
“It exhibits the one who is making an attempt to do it’s in a state which isn’t applicable. If you find yourself in such a state making an attempt one thing like that, the possibilities of errors are much more. It isn’t acceptable in any respect.”
Chahal, 31, one of many nation’s prime leg-spinners and who has performed underneath Shastri within the Indian crew, made the revelation throughout a chat with Ravichandran Ashwin, the video of which has been shared by their new IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals.
“It’s the first time I’m listening to such a drastic factor like this. It isn’t humorous in any respect. If such an incident occurs at present, a life ban for that individual concerned and ship that individual to a rehab centre as shortly as potential.
“Life ban, higher not come close to to a cricket area then he’ll realise how humorous is it or not humorous,” Shastri acknowledged.

Chahal mentioned not many individuals knew about his near-death expertise as he had stored it to himself.
Shastri, a former India all-rounder, additionally mentioned that it is vital for gamers to report incidents like these on the earliest, as a substitute of ready for one thing tragic to happen.
“You don’t want an unlucky incident so that you can get up, if one thing like that occurs, you need to step up and inform the individuals involved. Identical to you might be instructed by the Anti-Corruption Unit when there may be an strategy made by somebody or the opposite in the case of fixing, it’s your job to strategy the authorities to allow them to know,” mentioned Shastri.
Throughout his chat with Ashwin, Chahal mentioned, “My story, some individuals learn about it. I’ve by no means spoken about this, I by no means shared this.
“In 2013, I used to be with the Mumbai Indians. We had a match in Bengaluru. There was a get-together after that. There was a participant who was very drunk, I can’t take his title.
“He was very drunk and was taking a look at me and he simply known as me. He took me outdoors and he dangled me from the balcony.”

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