Indian skipper Virat Kohli has numerous fans across the globe and 50000 of those turned up at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad to see their favorite player possibly score a century. After bowling out England for 112 when it was India’s turn to bat. They had a good start and then lost two quick wickets. Virat Kohli then added a 64-run stand with Rohit Sharma and was dismissed in the final over of the day’s play for 27. His dismissal silenced the crowd as they returned with a heavy heart.
In between his innings, an ardent Virat Kohli fan managed to get into the ground by breaching the security to meet his favorite player. Kohli, on the other hand, tried to escape and asked him not to come close to him. The fan then returned back to which the crowd at the Motera cheered.
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Fan breached the security. Virat Kohli moves away, fan goes back! pic.twitter.com/6RHj3GuwFu
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As part of the bio-bubble protocols, there is a high amount of strictness and the players and match officials are not allowed to meet anybody. Even, the training sessions before the match are held with every precaution taken care of. 50 percent crowd has been allowed in the ongoing pink-ball Test here at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
When ANI contacted a GCA official about the fan breaching the protocols, he replied: “We will look into the matter and we will find out who the fan was. Some sort of action we will take as the matter is serious and safety of everyone is of utmost importance.”
Meanwhile, the pitch at the Motera started assisting the spinners right from the first day. The Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel shared nine wickets amongst themselves. On a track where the ball spun from the first session, the English batsmen repeatedly played for the turn and got beaten by the straight ball instead.
Playing his 100th test, seamer Ishant Sharma dismissed Dom Sibley in the third over before the spinners took over. The visitors lost their last seven wickets for just 38 runs as the Indian spinners ran riot.