Pink Ball Test: Pitch Invader takes a selfie with Virat Kohli before being chased away by Bengaluru police

Pink Ball Test: On day 2 of the test match between India and Sri Lanka, up to 3 fans jumped over the fence and entered the field. Virat Kohli signed on for a selfie from one of the pitch invaders.

Dodging security, a fan manages to take a selfie with Virat Kohli in Bengaluru (AP Photo)

Up to 3 fans escaped security and entered the field at M Chinnaswamy Stadium during the second day of the ongoing pink ball test between India and Sri Lanka. Two of them even managed to reach Virat Kohli and take a selfie with former captain Virat Kohli before the 3 spectators were chased out of the field by venue security.

Much to the delight of said fans, Virat Kohli committed to the selfie. Two of the three fans rushed at Kohli, who played for slips. Security personnel ran across the floor and acted quickly to evict the intruders from the field.

The incident came in the sixth over of the second inning in Sri Lanka as Kusal Mendis was treated after being hit by a Mohammed Shami delivery in Sunday’s final session at the iconic Bengaluru venue.


Security personnel rushed towards the players and, after some scrambling, got the fans under control.

Kohli is arguably the most popular member of the Bengaluru team as fans flocked to see the former captain’s return to his Indian Premier League home ground. Kohl was greeted with loud cheers as he entered the pitch and the former RCB skipper also made sure to keep the crowd engaged with his on-pitch interactions.


India’s vice-captain Jasprit Bumrah downplayed the field invasion to the press after Sunday’s game.

“That’s something we don’t control, obviously safety concerns are an issue. Suddenly we realized that there were intruders but luckily the officers intervened.

“We don’t know what to say, the enthusiasm for the game is very high and the fans get emotional at times,” he said.

India is nearing a massive victory in the Pink Ball Test as Sri Lanka lost an early wicket and on the day 1/28. stumps, chasing a mammoth total of 447. Not once did visitors manage to go beyond 200 running 2-match series.

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