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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
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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