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India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli fan enters ground to wish him, gets detained

A Virat Kohli fan was detained after he entered the ground to congratulate the India captain after he scored his 32nd ODI century against New Zealand in Kanpur on Sunday.

india-vs-new-zealand-2017 Updated: Oct 29, 2017 18:23 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Kanpur
A Virat Kohli fan enters the field during the 3rd ODI between India and New Zealand at Green Park in Kanpur on Sunday.
A Virat Kohli fan enters the field during the 3rd ODI between India and New Zealand at Green Park in Kanpur on Sunday.(PTI)
         

An overenthusiastic fan caused a serious security breach on Sunday when he ran into the ground to congratulate India skipper Virat Kohli on his 32nd ODI century in the third and final One-day International against New Zealand at the Green Park stadium here. (India vs New Zealand blog | Scorecard)

As soon as Kohli took a single off Mitchell Santner in the 44th over of the innings, the fan jumped on to the ground and started running towards him with a shirt bearing Kohli’s name. He however stopped near the square-leg umpire.

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Stopping the match in the process, the fan kept waving to a full-house crowd till stadium personnel hauled him off the ground. The fan has been reportedly detained by local police.

This wasn’t the first time when a fan jumped security in an international match here. A similar incident had taken place in the past during an IPL match involving Gujarat Lions and Delhi Daredevils.

First Published: Oct 29, 2017 18:23 IST