Three supporters were able to get on to the field and get close to the players.
Virat Kohli is receiving a lot of support from the Bengaluru fans during the current second Test match between India and Sri Lanka. After all, the right-handed batter has been with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) from the start of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008. While many fans cheered Kohli from the stands at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, three of them managed to go onto the field and get close to the players.
On Day 2, the event happened at the finish of the game. Kusal Mendis of Sri Lanka was treated after being struck by a Mohammed Shami ball in the sixth over. Three fans took advantage of the situation and went near the athletes, eluding the security officers. Kohli, who was standing in the slip area, was approached by one of them.
Concerns about security are a problem: Bumrah, Jasprit
The admirer pulled out his phone and requested a selfie from the 33-year-old. Kohli complied and smiled for the camera. Security officers rushed towards the players and ultimately took control of the intruders. When it comes to a small security violation, top bowler and Team India vice-captain Jasprit Bumrah did not make a big deal out of it, but he did concede that security is a concern.
“That’s something we don’t have control over, and clearly the security problem is a worry.” We realised there were invaders all of a sudden, but happily the authorities intervened,” Bumrah stated in a virtual news conference. “We don’t know what to say about it; the game’s popularity is enormous, and fans might get emotional at times,” he continued.
Meanwhile, India has strengthened its grip on the continuing competition, and success seems to be a foregone conclusion. Sri Lanka were 28/1 in a 447-run chase at the close of Day 2. The track has a lot to offer bowlers, and the Lankan Lions will need to make history in order to compete.