There was a security breach at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday as a few fans ran onto the field to take a selfie with Virat Kohli. The incident occurred on Day 2 of the pink-ball Test between India and Sri Lanka in Bengaluru on Sunday when the star cricketer was fielding in the slip region.
In a video that has gone viral on social media platforms, three fans can be seen barging into the stadium and running towards Kohli for a selfie. Security officials try hard to chase them out even as the cricketer himself requests them not to be too harsh on the fans.
The 33-year-old eventually obliges the selfie request but asks fans to maintain social distancing, keeping the bio-bubble protocols in mind.
Virat Kohli has received massive support during the Test from the crowd as he plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The ongoing Test in Bengaluru is his 101st appearance for India in the longer format of the game. He completed 100 matches during the 1st Test in Mohali.
Virat Kohli was dismissed lbw in both innings
Although Virat Kohli got a grand welcome at the crease both times he went out to bat, he could contribute a lot with the willow. The former captain was dismissed for 23 in the 1st innings, trapped lbw by Dhananjaya de Silva.
In the 2nd innings as well, he fell leg before for 13, this time to Praveen Jayawickrama. On both occasions, the ball stayed low, making it difficult for Kohli to get bat on it.
Despite Kohli’s twin failures, Team India find themselves in command in the pink-ball Test courtesy of Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah. While Shreyas scored 92 and 67, Pant contributed 39 and 50. Bumrah claimed 5 for 24 in Sri Lanka’s first innings and sent back Lahiru Thirimanne for a duck in the second.
Chasing 447 for victory, Sri Lanka went to stumps on Day 2 at 28 for 1.