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IND V WI: Fan Breaches Security To Hug And Take A Selfie With Virat Kohli

Written By Dylan Dsouza | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The incident happened in the morning session, when Kohli was fielding at mid-wicket.
  • The man upon spotting the Indian skipper jumped the barricade and sprinted towards Virat Kohli, before taking out his phone and trying to capture a selfie with the Indian run-machine.

Fans breaching security personnel and barging onto the pitch to get a glimpse of Virat Kohli has become a common spectacle off lately. And most recently, in another case of pitch-invading, another spectator has joined the bandwagon as he made his way onto the pitch to grab a selfie with the Indian skipper during the second Test in Hyderabad.

The incident happened in the morning session, when Kohli was fielding at mid-wicket. The man upon spotting the Indian skipper jumped the barricade and sprinted towards Virat Kohli, before taking out his phone and trying to capture a selfie with the Indian run-machine.

However, Virat Kohli was clearly not pleased with the incident, as the man even tried to plant a kiss on the Indian skipper. After witnessing the chaos happening in the middle of the field, the security intervened and hauled the fan off the field.

With play delayed due to the incident, the umpires decided to call for a drinks break. Post that, one of the on-field umpires, Ian Gould was spotted having a chat with Virat Kohli who seemed visibly upset.

Though, this is not the first time Virat Kohli has been swamped by fans during the course of a match. A similar incident had happened during the first Test in Rajkot, where two fans had surrounded Kohli as they wanted to take a selfie with him.

READ: Virat Kohli Voices Displeasure Over SG Balls, Bats For Usage Of Duke Balls In Test Cricket

As far as the match is concerned, West Indies skipper Jason Holder won the toss and decided to bat first. The Caribbean openers got off to great start before the Indian spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav put the brakes on their good spell. 

Though Roston Chase and Jason Holder sprung the visitors back into the contest by stitching a gritty 69-runs partnership. Though the scoreboard might not suggest, but West Indies have pulled off a decent showing, at least by their standards. At the time of publishing, the scorecard read 197/6 as both the teams headed out for tea.

READ: Roston Chase Reveals West Indies Have Plans Reserved To Tackle Prithvi Shaw

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