Second Test, Day Three: Fans Throw Bottle Corks at KL Rahul
Pictures of Rahul being surrounded by bottle corks on the field emerged on social media.
Fans at Lord's threw bottle corks at India opener KL Rahul during the first session's play on the third day of the second Test on Saturday. However, the Indian cricket board has not lodged any complaint.
A Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) source confirmed to IANS that the team management in England has decided to not lodge any official complaint after pictures of Rahul standing close to the boundary line and surrounded by bottle corks on the field emerged on social media as the first session drew to a close.
Skipper Virat Kohli was seen in a video clip asking Rahul to throw the corks back to the crowd.
Rahul, who is opening the innings alongside Rohit Sharma after regular openers Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal were ruled out due to concussion, had scored 129 in the first innings of the ongoing Test to help India post 364.
Intruder Tries to Join Indian Team, Taken Away by Security
Before the start of the second session on the third day, a funny incident happened as an intruder tried to join the Indian team on the field.
A British man in cricket whites and sporting an Indian Test jersey walked out onto the field to join the Indian team after lunch. The man with 'Jarvo 69' on his shirt was stopped by security personnel as he walked onto the field.
On being stopped, the man pointed to the sponsor's logo followed by the BCCI logo on his shirt. He looked away to get the ball but another security person in a blue jacket arrived to take the intruder away.
The intruder was unperturbed and asked for the ball to be given to him.
Within seconds, more security personnel in blue joined in and took the intruder off the field. The whole incident left the Indian team, especially Mohammad Siraj, in splits.
With the 18-second video clip going viral, social media had a great time going gaga over the 'new player' in the Indian team.
"England would have been all out for 250 if Jarvo 69 had been allowed to operate from the Pavilion End, change my mind," said one England fan.
"Jarvo 69 volunteered to pick up some wickets," wrote an Indian fan.
"One more new Indian player made his debut at Lords today and his name is Jarvo with jersey no. 69," commented another Indian fan.
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