Fans breaching security cordon to get up close with Virat Kohli is becoming a new norm as a spectator reached up to the India skipper during the first day of the second Test against West Indies on Friday. Also Read - IND vs ENG: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane Arrive in Chennai For India vs England 1st Test
It happened an hour into the morning session when a man climbed the barricade and sprinted around 70 metres towards Kohli before engaging in a tight hug and then trying to take a selfie with the skipper. Also Read - ICC Suspends Two UAE Players For Trying to Fix Matches; Mohammad Naveed, Shaiman Anwar Butt Found Guilty
Kohli was seen trying to avoid the man’s hug as the security personnel came and whisked him away. Also Read - India vs England 2021: Ajinkya Rahane Speaks on Relationship With 'Captain' Virat Kohli, Says He's The Skipper And I'm His Deputy
This is the second time in successive Test matches that a fan has interrupted play to click a selfie with Kohli after the incident in Rajkot, where two youngsters did the same with the Delhi batsman. During the first Test in Rajkot, the Indian captain was surrounded by two pitch invaders trying to take selfies.
As India dominated proceedings against the Windies on the first day of the Rajkot Test match, two young men rushed to the pitch to meet Kohli.
The two men ran on to the ground and tried to click selfies with Kohli, who was standing on the middle of the pitch. On that occasion, Kohli posed for the photos for a second before the umpires intervened and asked them to go away as play had to be resumed. They were escorted off the ground by two security officials.
Kohli was unfazed by the abrupt stop of play and carried on after the incident as India piled on the misery on the West Indian bowlers. India manage to win that match by an innings and 272 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the 2-match series.