Police used sticks to disperse a crowd of angry cricket fans on Monday after tickets sold out for the World Cup quarterfinal between India and Australia.
An Ahmedabad police spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity, described the incident as "only a mild cane charge" to "shoo away" an unruly group. No arrests or injuries were reported.
Rajesh Patel, honorary secretary of the Gujarat Cricket Association, said police only acted to "maintain discipline" in the queue after all the tickets for Thursday's match sold out.
It's not the first time a late rush for tickets for the World Cup has forced police to intervene, with stronger action being taken earlier at Nagpur and Bangalore.