'Bad sportsmanship': Aussie batsman at centre of IPL 'disgrace'

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Navdeep Saini has been labelled a "disgrace" after a scary incident involving Marcus Stoinis.
Marcus Stoinis copped a nasty full toss that hit him in the finger during Delhi's IPL victory. Pic: Fox Sports

Cricket fans have condemned Bangalore fast bowler Navdeep Saini over a controversial incident involving Aussie batsman Marcus Stoinis in the Indian Premier League.

The Royal Challengers quick was at the centre of an ugly incident in his side's 59-run loss to the table-topping Delhi Capitals.

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Stoinis smashed a brilliant half-century to top score for the ladder-leaders, before a four wicket haul from Kagiso Rabada sealed the big win.

Aussie allrounder Stoinis' superb knock came after he was struck by a vicious beamer from Saini in the 15th over of his innings.

Stoinis was on 23 runs when he was struck on the gloves by a brutal full toss from the Bangalore quick.

The Aussie batsman wheeled away in pain after the ball crashed in to his fingers, but Saini was criticised for being a bad sport after failing to offer an apology right away.

The bowler could be seen putting his hand on his head, but the TV coverage failed to show him offering Stoinis any form of apology or concern, as the batsman whipped the glove off and took a moment to give his injured finger some time to recover.

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