MS Dhoni chased around by an invader: An invader was witnessed chasing around the Indian wicket-keeper batsman.
During the second ODI of the ongoing Australia’s tour of India at Nagpur, former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni was chased around by an invader during when the Indian team was coming out to field in the second innings.
The security breach took a super-hilarious turn when Dhoni’s attempt of running away from the invader saw the latter following him. Soon, Dhoni started running in a zig-zag manner in a bid to stay away from the invader.
However, funnily enough, the invader didn’t give up on catching the veteran cricketer. The invader eventually managed to touch Dhoni’s feet and hug him but only after Dhoni stopped near the stumps.
Incredible scenes to start the second innings as MS Dhoni is chased around the ground by a pitch invader. All looked in good fun until the trespasser went up to Virat Kohli, who was not amused. Old mate has been escorted off the field #INDvAUS
— Samuel Ferris (@samuelfez) March 5, 2019
Without Dhoni at the other end, Jadhav falls early.
Without Jadhav at the other end, Dhoni falls even earlier.#IndvAus
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) March 5, 2019
Bit disconcerting if you are a batsman batting either side of Dhoni. Applause for the outgoing Rayudu (thinking Dhoni would come in) and complete silence when it turned out to be Vijay Shankar!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 5, 2019
In the process, Dhoni’s fan seemed to have face slight wrath of India captain Virat Kohli during his chase to catch the 37-year old cricketer.
It is not the first time for Dhoni that an invader has violated the security arrangements to meet him on the ground. A recent incident of the same was recorded during the third T20I of India’s tour of New Zealand at Hamilton last month.
Surprising that fans violate security so frequently
While such incidents speak highly about Dhoni’s fan-following and express how his followers love him dearly, they also rise the concern of improper security arrangements in stadiums.
Zampa takes two in two, including Dhoni for a first ball 🦆
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) March 5, 2019
Disaster for MS Dhoni and the crowd is devastated. He is caught at first slip and the collapse is on. 6-171.
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) March 5, 2019
Talking of the match, Dhoni was demoted down the batting order as he came out to bat at No. 7 in the 33rd over. His attempt to cut an Adam Zampa delivery on the first ball which he played saw him edging the ball to Usman Khawaja at first slip.
After Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and chose to field, India scored a mediocre 250-10 in 48.2 overs. Kohli, who came in to bat at No. 3 after the first over, top-scored for India. Registering his 40th ODI century, Kohli scored 116 (120) with the help of 10 fours.
Watch the full video of Dhoni being chased by an invader below:
— chakri dhoni 7781 (@ChakriDHONI2) March 5, 2019