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Kaif's house attacked

Police said the protesters were persuaded not to go inside Kaif's house but only to burn the effigies.

November 27, 2006, 5:14 PM IST
Kaif's house attacked

Allahabad: A group of people, claiming to be supporters of the Lok Janshakti Party, on Monday vandalised the house of cricketer Mohammad Kaif after his poor show in the ongoing One-Day series against South Africa.

Kaif scored eight and 10 in the two One-Dayers against South Africa who drubbed India in both the matches so far leading to strong criticism back home.

"A number of them tried to storm the house, broke some electric bulbs and plastered the name plate with mud," police said.

"They also raised slogans against BCCI Chief Sharad Pawar for persisting with Greg Chappell as the coach of the Indian team and burnt their effigies," they added.

Police said the protesters, who appeared to be well known to some TV channel reporters, were persuaded not to go inside Kaif's house but only to burn the effigies.

They were also chased away by the police party, which arrived on the spot.

Nobody except servants were present at Kaif's house during the protest as his parents live in their ancestral house in another part of the city.

Fickleness of public perception of its local heroes is evident from the fact that people had twice last year protested non-inclusion of Kaif in the Indian team and burnt effigies of the skipper and selectors.

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