Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018: Avid Fan Invades The Pitch To Touch Gautam Gambhir’s Feet
Cricket fans’ ultimate dream is to meet their idol whom they admired in life. But not all get a lucky chance to get autographs or click selfies with their most-liked cricketers.
Interestingly, a die-hard fan of Gautam Gambhir climbed the barrier by breaching the security in a bid to touch his idol’s feet during Delhi’s tournament opener against Saurashtra in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018.
Gautam Gambhir is one of the essential parts of Indian cricket team history. He hasn’t called time on his cricketing career. During his stint as an opener, he never ceased to amaze his fans at the best scene by playing some terrific shots. His candid innings always pitched in with a flurry of boundaries that set the tone for team’s flow.
He earned a staggering fan-following. Though he is not a part of the Indian cricket team now, he has been showcasing some glimpses of himself in the domestic cricket.
The fan strived hard as he jumped over the fences at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium where he invaded the pitch. Little did he know that he would stumble upon a surprise visitor during the live encounter. The fan went up to Gambhir and lied down in front of him only to touch his feet.
This is the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for that lucky guy who saw his idol so close to him. During the course of the game, Gautam Gambhir brought up his fifty in transition to a knock of 62 runs coming off in 48 deliveries with ten boundaries as Delhi aced the target with 24 balls remaining.
Saurashtra managed to garner as many as 237 runs on batting first with solid support from Sheldon Jackson and Arpit Vasavada as they both chipped in with half-centuries.
Subodh Bhati weaved the magic with the ball claiming a fifer for 24 in his 7.3 over spell. In reply to the target, Gambhir and Himmat set a perfect platform as they guided Delhi home like a hot knife through butter.
Earlier, we have witnessed fans touching Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni’s feet and this time, we saw something new. Watch the video below to get a complete clarity on the incident:
— Team Gautam Gambhir (@gautamgambhir97) September 20, 2018