India vs England, team India players and spectators were bemused when a pitch invader stole the limelight. On day three of the second Test between India and England at the iconic Lord’s cricket stadium.
The fan donning a Team India jersey, which had ‘Jarvo’ and ‘69’ written on it. Casually walked out onto the field to join the Indian team after lunch and began ordering field changes.
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) August 27, 2021
England pacer Ollie Robinson has just dismissed Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma. Everybody expected skipper Virat Kohli to come in at No 4.
But to everyone’s surprise, it was India’s 12th man at Lord’s Jarvo with the jersey number 69 padded up wearing a mask trying to take his guard before the security arrived and took him away.
Jarvo, who came wearing India’s jersey when the Indian team was fielding in the second Test at Lord’s tried his very best to convince the authorities that he is an Indian player because of the jersey but was soon escorted off the field.
The same thing happened in the third match as well. But with a little more force as the pitch intruder wasn’t ready to leave the field.
The security had to bring their four-five men to drag him off the field. As it was getting hard for them as well as the viewers to see what was unfolding on the screen.
Skipper Virat Kohli did arrive on the field but it took some time for the game to resume. As it took ages for Jarvo to leave the field and for umpires to get on with the game.
The users on Twitter couldn’t control laughing seeing Jarvo come to the pitch again and his eagerness to play for India.