Watch: Virat Kohli Stops Security Officials From Manhandling Pitch Invader
Team India had to deal with yet another pitch invader on Saturday when they were playing against Bangladesh in Indore. The cases of spectators invading the pitch have increased substantially in recent times. In fact, there were a number of instances of pitch invasions in the ongoing season itself. Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar had even blasted the security officials after one fan entered the field and had gone on to crash into Rohit Sharma.
But on Saturday, another spectator decided to invade the pitch. The incident, however, ended up on a beautiful note for the fan. The individual decided to take the extreme step of jumping over the fence in order to get close to India captain Virat Kohli. The security officials soon spotted him and ran towards him.
But before the security officials could catch the fan, he entered the Indian team huddle and touched Virat Kohli’s feet. In the meantime, the security officials reached the spot but before they could nab the fan and take him away from the field, Kohli intervened. The India skipper requested the officials not to deal harshly with the fan before getting back to his business.
Here is a clip of that incident:
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Talking about the match, India thrashed Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs to take the lead in the two-match series. India bowled out Bangladesh for just 213 in the second innings to wrap up the game inside three days. The Virat Kohli-led side took command of the match right from day one despite losing the toss.
The home side bowled out the tourists for just 150 to put itself on the driver’s seat. In reply, they declared their innings after posting a mammoth total of 493 for 6. Mayank Agarwal starred with the bat, scoring 243 while Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja scored fifties. Bangladesh’s fortunes did not change in the second innings either.
Riding on Mushfiqur Rahim’s fifty, they did show some resistance in the middle but it did not make much of a difference as they were all out for just 213. Both the teams will now move to Kolkata for the second and final Test.