Apologies for being a bit late on this one.
I've just seen a video of said incident at ddnow and can't really understand
what all the fuss is about. A bloke in a turban throws the ball in the
direction of the stumps. The bemused batsman has an instinctive swing at
the ball then picks it up, as if to say "jolly decent of you to give me some
throw-downs but could you at least wait until I'm ready next time?". He
then walks up to the other end and says to the other batsman "ok I've got my
eye in, you have a go now". The only bit I didn't understand was why the
turbaned geezer felt it necessary to take a run-up before throwing the ball.