A Virat Kohli fan on Friday breached the security at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, to take a selfie with his idol on the opening day of second Test match of two-match series.
The over-enthusiastic fan even tried to plant a kiss on the 29-year-old captain’s cheek but was fortunately escorted off the field by security personnel.
The incident took place after the 15th over in the game on Day 1. At the time, Kohli was fielding at mid-wicket.
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The young fan ran to the ground. As soon as he reached Kohli, he took out his phone and clicked a selfie with the Indian skipper.
However, the stylish right-handed batsman didn’t look happy with the security breach and tried to maintain his distance before security personnel hauled the fan off the ground. After the fans delayed the play of the day, the field umpires called for the drinks break.
India vs West Indies, 2nd Test: Craze for a selfie with Virat Kohli goes overboard as another fan breaks security cordon pic.twitter.com/tFJOfu03My
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On-field umpire, Ian Gould was also spotted talking with Virat Kohli, who seemed upset with their decision.
Notably, this is not the first incident when fans have breached security to meet their favourite star. Earlier, in the opening Test between India vs West Indies, two fans got past the security cordon at Rajkot and made their way to the pitch to take a selfie with Kohli.
In the 11th season of Indian Premier League (IPL), a fan had breached security to touch Virat Kohli’s feet.
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Meanwhile, after winning the toss, West Indies skipper Jason Holder elected to bat in Hyderabad. The Caribbean side went into lunch at 197 for the loss of six wickets.