Bangalore: Four cricket fans have been arrested for tricking security personnel into entering the ground during the second Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Bangalore police have arrested four people for entering the ground and taking selfies with former Indian captain Virat Kohli. An FIR has been registered against them. They will be produced in court soon, police said.
One of the four fans who entered the stadium during the game was from Kalaburagi. The other three are reported to be from Bangalore. A case has been registered against them for violating security rules and trespassing on the ground. As Sri Lanka batted in the second innings of the final session on Sunday, the second day of the Test, the fans came to the ground blindfolded by security officials.
Mohammad Shami bowled the sixth over of Sri Lanka’s second innings. Kushal Mendis was at the crease. Fans rushed to the ground while team doctors were treating Kushal Mendis with Shami’s ball. They went straight to Virat Kohli while the umpires and players watched. One of the men took a mobile phone from his pocket and took a selfie with Koli’s permission.
By then, the security personnel had fled but they had dispersed. They were chased and arrested by police and security personnel. They were later forcibly taken off the ground. He was then taken into custody. A fan was on the ground during the first Test in Mohali.
The Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, home to Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore, will host the second Test between India and Sri Lanka in the IPL. From the first day of the Test, Virat Kohli received a warm welcome here. Fans cheered for Kohli several times during the match. When Kohli came in to bat in the first innings, the stadium greeted him with great fanfare.
English Summary: Four Virat Kohli fans arrested for breaching security to click selfies