India vs West Indies: Fans Breach Security To Click Selfie With Virat Kohli On Field
Fans going the distance to catch a glimpse of him is nothing new for Virat Kohli. In this cricket-obsessed nation, the cricketers are treated as demigods and Kohli is not an exception either. In fact, it would not be wrong to say that the India skipper is currently the most followed cricketer in India. And the incident that took place on day one of the ongoing first Test against West Indies completely proves that.
Two pitch invaders breached the security arrangements at the Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium to click a selfie with the star batsman. Kohli was then seen obliging to the fans’ request as he was waving his hands while they were trying to click the selfie. The invaders were then soon taken off the field by the security personnels.
Seeing the fans invading the pitch is nothing new for Kohli. Earlier this year during the Indian Premier League, a fan ran on to the pitch and fell at Kohli’s feet at the Ferozeshah Kotla stadium.
Coming to the game, India finished the day on a commanding 364 for 4 with debutant Prithvi Shaw’s 134 leading the way.
The hosts were off to a poor start as KL Rahul fell for a duck. However, Shaw and Cheteshwar Pujara (86) added 206 for the second wicket to bat India to a position of strength.
Debutant Sherman Lewis broke the stand when he had Pujara caught behind for his maiden Test wicket. Shaw soon joined Pujara in the hut after being caught and bowled by Devendra Bishoo.
India captain Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane then shared a century stand until the latter was caught behind off Roston Chase for 41. Kohli batted through to the close to finish on 72. Rishabh Pant was giving him company on 17.