Fans violate rules to get clicked with Virat Kohli: A couple of fans breached the security to enter the ground at Rajkot today.
During the first day of the first Test between India and West Indies at Rajkot, a peculiar incident happened which questioned the security arrangements of the venue in Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
After Cheteshwar Pujara (86) got out in the 43rd over, Indian captain Virat Kohli walked in to bat at No. 4. While Kohli was batting in the middle, a couple of fans entered the ground out of nowhere. One of them immediately turned on the front camera of his phone in a bid to take a selfie with Kohli.
Such kind of incidents have happened frequently with other cricketers across venues in the past as well. However, it is probably the first one involving Kohli. Former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni has countered such a situation several times in his career.
In what is surely a lapse in security on the part of the concerned individual on the ground. It has also to do with the viewers who are willing to even cross the lines just to get clicked or get an autograph from their favorite players.
These spectators should understand the security concerns of cricketers and also realize that them doing such an act becomes an example for the others to emulate in the future. Watch the photo:
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Coming back to Kohli, he achieved a couple of individual batting records today during his unbeaten innings of 72 (137). After electing to bat, India ended their day on 364-4 in 89 overs. Debutant Prithvi Shaw registered a superb maiden Test century at the top of the order.
Below are some of the latest Twitter reactions on Kohli:
It’s was a Shaw day king kohli just need 28 to complete his 24th hundred #INDvWI
— Cricketupdates (@bollywoodspy1) October 4, 2018
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) October 4, 2018
Kohli’s last five innings in home Tests: 104*, 213, 243, 50 and 51*. #INDvWI
— Jamie Alter (@alter_jamie) October 4, 2018