Murali could have made it bad for unruly fans: Jayawardene

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Brisbane, Feb 5 (UNI) Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene said the unruly fans, who threw eggs on a group of his team members last week in Hobart, were lucky enough to have escaped from the spot.

Jayawardene said a green light saved the local Australians, who sped away from the spot after the incident and were probably drunk, from being chased by the Lankan group.

''If Murali had a stone or something near him he would've thrown it back.

''By the time they had realised what had happened the car had raced down the road. It was lucky for the guys in the car that the traffic light was green, otherwise Murali said he would have chased them,'' Jayawardene said here.

As a random act, the Sri Lankan group laughed off the incident in which a selector was hit by an egg in the back.

Jayawardene said his team was not very much concerned by the incident and added that had the egg hit Murlitharan instead of the selector, it would have been funnier.

''It was a just a random thing and not a big deal,'' he said.

''We all had a good laugh about it. We didn't want the matter to escalate so we lodged the complaint and left it at that. Murali was part of the group and the only recognisable person, but we all are fine with the matter,'' he added.

Sri Lankan team, however, reported the incident next day following which their security was beefed up.


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