A case was filed against 19-year-old Mohammad Khan, who got beyond security to get up close to Indian captain Virat Kohli .

19-year-old Hyderabad man booked for invading pitch embracing Virat KohliPTI
Sports Cricket Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 13:52

A bizarre incident had headlined day one of the second test match between India and the West Indies when a fan barged his way onto the pitch to grab a selfie with Indian skipper Virat Kohli.

A case was filed on Friday against the 19-year-old man from the Kadapa District in Andhra Pradesh for breaching security at the Uppal Stadium, where the second match of the series is currently taking place.

Police inspector P Venkateswarlu said a case of trespassing has been slapped against 19-year-old Mohammad Khan, who got beyond security to get up close to Indian captain Virat Kohli and reportedly tried to kiss him on the cheek.

The incident took place an hour into the morning session. He first climbed over the barricade between the field and the stands, following which he proceeded to sprint around 70 metres towards the Indian skipper before embracing him in a tight hug and also took out his phone and tried to take a selfie with Kohli.

Play was delayed due to the incident and the on-field umpires decided to call for a drinks break. Following the break, Ian Gould, who is one of the umpires for the match, was spotted having a chat with Kohli where the latter was visibly upset.

This is the second time in as many games that fans have tried to breach security during a game to get up close to Kohli. A similar incident occurred during the first Test of the series where two fans ran onto the pitch and surrounded Kohli whilst trying to a selfie with him.

The match in itself has been shaping up for a good finish. India during the first session on Day 2, go into the lunch break at 81 for 1 having bowled out the West Indies for 311. Umesh Yadav starred with the ball after picking up 6 wickets.

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