The India versus South Africa second T20
International being played at Assam capital Guwahati’s Baraspara Stadium had to
stop twice on account of logistical troubles irking fans on field and those
watching on the web. Indian batters KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma were batting when
suddenly players and the cameras noticed a snake sliding on the field. This happened
in the seventh over of the match.

Twitter initially found this funny with
many joking how a snake managed to stop play.

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Aji Rashid Ali, a Twitter user, compared
the spotting of a snake in the Guwahati stadium to Australian suburban grounds.
“Cricket Ground…play stopped for a bit after a snake was spotted on the field.
Game halted for a snake. It is just like the Australian suburb grounds,” he
wrote sharing a video of the incident.

Shubham Raghuwanshi tweeted the snake
was also there to see the magnificent India versus South Africa cricket match.

There were also characters who projected
their personal crisis into the incident. “My ex spotted on the field,” a
Twitter user wrote sharing a picture of the snake.

India posted a total of 237 runs in
their 20 overs and South Africa’s batting order failed to give them a good
start. Arshdeep Singh, the Indian pace bowler, managed to take two wickets in
his first over, dismissing captain Tembu Bavuma and Rilee Rossouw.

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The South African batters were
struggling when the lights went out in the stadium. This triggered a wave of
frustration among fans on field and on television or the web.

Manoj, a Twitter user, poured his
frustration on the social media platform. “If the snakes were not enough we
have a play stopped due to power cut in one for the Light Tower this is really
shameful and embarrassment for Guwahati city after this I’m sure there won’t be
any international matches soon in the city.” He also tagged Assam cricket’s
handle and wrote that the body has a lot to answer for.