Fan invades field in Hyderabad to click selfie and embrace Kohli
A fan invaded the field on the first day of the second Test between India and West Indies to click selfies with Virat Kohli at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
On Friday, the overenthusiastic fan breached the security fence of the ground for selfieing with Indian skipper and even attempted to plant a kiss on the Indian captain’s cheek before he was checked by the security personnel.
During the opening session of the day, Virat Kohli was at the mid wicket region when the young fan wearing a dark jacket rushed towards the field, clicked selfie with the superstar and ran to embrace and kiss him.
Security officers jolted the young man and took him off the field amidst cheering and clapping crowds. The incident took place at the end of the 15th over which caused a delay in proceedings as Ravichandran Ashwin waited to start his sixth over. To settle down a visibly upset Kohli, Umpires took a drinks break.
To be noted, this is not the first time excited fans invaded pitches to reach in near of Kohli.
It was the second incident in the ongoing series after Kohli was surrounded by selfie-taking fans in the middle of the first Test in Rajkot last week.
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.
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Kohli, 29, is often the subject of adulation with one fan touching his feet before taking a selfie during an Indian Premier League game this year.
India won the first match by an innings and 272 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the 2-match series.