During Day 3 of the second Test at Lord’s, an intruder made his way out to the middle with full confidence wearing the Indian jersey with ‘Jarvo’ written on the back. Turns out, he is a huge fan of the Indian team and is also a ‘professional prankster’ who isn’t new to such kinds of stunts.
Unfortunately for Daniel Jarvis, his birth name, he has been banned from entering the Lord’s after the pitch invasion. Jarvo walked out onto the grounds at the ‘Home of Cricket’ and started striding towards the Men in Blue. Ravindra Jadeja was the first to spot him and alerted his teammates.
Speaking to another fan, Jarvis stated that he made up his mind to pull the prank on the second day of the Test. He was working in Dubai for the time being before adopting a full-time job of being a prankster. Prior to this, Jarvis has pranked British Olympian diver Tom Daley.
Jarvo is not a stranger to pranking athletes in different sports. He has pulled a fast one on the legendary cueist, Ronnie O’Sullivan, at the biggest snooker stage, The Crucible. Also, a victim of his jokes was golfer, Collin Morikawa, in The Open Championships.
— Jarvo69 (Daniel Jarvis) (@BMWjarvo) August 15, 2021
Jarvo was inspired by Rahul Dravid’s stint at Kent back when he was a kid
Mr. Jarvis was a kid when he decided to switch allegiance from England to India. A major reason for his love for the Indian team was due to Rahul Dravid’s time at Kent. Speaking about the infamous incident at Lord’s, Jarvo mentioned that he kept it natural all the way.
He wore his Indian jersey on and walked out towards an unaware Indian team. After spotting him, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja asked which end he would prefer to bowl from before the security caught up to Jarvis.
In order to ‘convince’ the guards that he was a player, Jarvis pointed out the BCCI logo on his shirt which had the commentators reeling in laughter. He was then escorted out of the ground in what looks like his last visit. However, Jarvis plans to pull a similar stunt at a random cricketing venue in India.