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.Updated: Oct 29, 2017 18:23 IST
Hindustan Times, Kanpur
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.
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