5 Instances When Fans Booed Indian Players In India

3. Entire Team and Rahul Dravid At the Eden Gardens in Kolkata

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In 2005 the entire nation couldn’t believe when their beloved captain Sourav Ganguly was sidelined due to poor form. The outrage was even more in Ganguly’s home state of West Bengal. In such a scenario, India faced South Africa in the 3rd match of a four-ODI series, which was levelled at 1-1.

Even the cricket association seemed to show their distaste too. They laid a green track for the game which was perfect for the Proteas. As a result India were bundled out for only 188 in 45.5 overs. As a result India lost the game by a record margin of 10 wickets.

The entire 80,000 crowd was supporting the Proteas and not the hosts. When skipper Rahul Dravid went to bat, he was constantly booed. It was the same crowd which had cheered him during twin Test centuries against Pakistan and also for his contribution in 2001 famous Test against Australia. Later after the match Dravid jokingly said he was lucky not to field near the boundary ropes as the players there received curse words.

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