"We should not be taking such things seriously. I still remember we play in Vizag once and we won the game very easily and that time also a lot of bottles were thrown. It starts with the first bottle and then its more of a fun for the spectators”, Dhoni said.
The skipper however said the players' security was never compromised.
"When it comes to the safety of the players, I don't think there was any serious threat. A few of the powerful people in the crowd where throwing the bottles into the ground and the umpires felt it was safe to stay in the centre or go off the ground.
"We didn't play well and at times you get reaction like these. It's only the first few bottles that are hurled with serious intent, after that they just do it for fun”, the Indian skipper added.
South African T20I skipper du Plessis on the other hand condemned the incident and hoped there's not a repeat in their long 72-day tour of India which also includes five ODIs and
four Tests.
"This is the first time I have experienced in India, so I can't say it happens a lot. But as you said, it happens a lot in the sub-continental conditions. That's definitely to do with the passion that fans have. But, its surely not something we as players want to be a part of the game.
"Obviously, player security is very important wherever we go across the world. Let’s just hope that it's a bad day at the office”, Plessis added.
Former Indian captain Gavaskar had earlier blasted the Odisha police and advocated that Cuttack should not be given an international for the next couple of years.


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