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Another pitch invasion as fan breaches security to click selfie with Virat Kohli

India Today logo India Today 12-10-2018 Rohan Sen
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Yet again on Friday a fan managed to enter the field of play to click a selfie with India captain Virat Kohli during the ongoing second Test against West Indies in Hyderabad.

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The fan broke the security cordon at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium and reached Kohli, who was fielding at short mid-on, to click a picture with the superstar cricketer.

The incident took place at the end of the 15th over which caused a delay in proceedings as Ravichandran Ashwin waited to start his sixth over.

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This is the second time in successive Test matches that a fan has interrupted play to click a selfie with Kohli after the incident in Rajkot, where two youngsters did the same with the Delhi batsman.

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As India dominated proceedings against the Windies on the first day of the Rajkot Test match, two young men rushed to the pitch to meet Kohli.

The two men ran on to the ground and tried to click selfies with Kohli, who was standing on the middle of the pitch.

On that occasion, Kohli posed for the photos for a second before the umpires intervened and asked them to go away as play had to be resumed. They were escorted off the ground by two security officials.

Kohli was unfazed by the abrupt stop of play and carried on after the incident as India piled on the misery on the West Indian bowlers. India managed to win that match by an innings and 272 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the 2-match series.

Two fanboys step into the ground to take selfie with @virat.kohli

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The interruption on Friday meanwhile, gave the umpires the opportunity to call for drinks with the West Indies score reading 40 for 1 (Kraigg Brathwaite 12*, Shai Hope 6*) after Jason Holder won the toss and opted to bat first.

The Windies lost the wicket of Kieran Powell in the 12th over as he tried to loft a delivery from R Ashwin over cover but mistimed the shot and got caught by Ravindra Jadeja instead.

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