Watch: Rohit Sharma tries to stop security from manhandling a boy who rushed to hug him in 2nd ODI vs New Zealand
India vs New Zealand: Rohit Sharma had an odd moment where a fan who came to hug him in the second innings, was wrestled off by a security gaurd who then was about to knock down the captain.
India cruised to an easy 8-wicket victory over New Zealand in the second ODI on Saturday and with that took an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. The hosts were in brilliant bowling form, which saw Mohammed Shami take three wickets for India. Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar bagged two dismissals. Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Yadav took a wicket each. India bowled New Zealand out for 108 on a Raipur wicket that had no demons in it. In reply, captain Rohit Sharma hit a fluent half-century while Shubman Gill remained unbeaten on 40 as India chased down the target in 20.1 overs with 8 wickets in the bank.
When Rohit and Gill were going all guns blazing, an interesting event took place when a boy rushed into the field and tried to hug India captain Rohit Sharma, but was then wrestled away aggressively by a security guard. The security guard's action also saw him clashing with Rohit, who was taken aback. Meanwhile, the Indian captain also asked the guard to calm down as he was dealing with a boy. The incident occurred in the fourth delivery of the 10th over with India reaching 51 runs. Rohit was batting at 37* off 38 balls and Shubman Gill reached 14* off 20 deliveries.
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Reacting to the video, one fan said, "First security should be strict and no fans should enter the ground. Secondly, if a fans comes in then let him meet. Beating fans like this is not their work. However if a man like Jarvo comes in then beat himrapidly."
"We will continue to see an increased number of such incidents since players obviously don't want their fans to get hurt and fans want to meet their favourite players", another fan wrote.
Initially, Rohit won the toss and opted to bowl. New Zealand had a disastrous start and collapsed immediately. Opener Finn Allen was dismissed for a duck followed by Devon Conway(7), Henry Nicholls (2), Daryl Mitchell (1) and skipper Tom Latham (1) also failing.
Meanwhile, Glenn Phillips (36), Michael Bracewell (22) and Mitchell Santner (27) did try to rebuild New Zealand innings, but failed to make an impact. Lockie Ferguson (1) and Blair Tickner (2) were sent packing without having much to do and Henry Shipley (2*) remained unbeaten.