The game of cricket in India is no less than a religion and famous cricketers enjoy the near god-like status. From the hotel personnel to the bus drivers, everyone wants to get a glimpse of their favourite player.
While the popularity of cricket was always high in India, the craze has gone to a different level altogether in the last few years. No wonder, the cases of fans breaching security to meet their hero have become a common occurrence.
On Saturday (January 21), cricketing fraternity witnessed another such incident as a fan breached security to enter the field. During the second ODI between India and New Zealand in Raipur, a young fan ran onto the field to give a hug to Indian skipper Rohit Sharma.
As soon as the kid hugged Rohit, security personnel came close to him and he was taken away from the playing arena. In the process, the fan also ended up invading the pitch.
Here’s the video: