Cricket World Cup: Prankster Jarvo’s claim on meeting Virat Kohli, India Star said…

Cricket World Cup: Jarvo and Virat Kohli© AFP

Team India started their ODI World Cup 2023 campaign with an impressive six-wicket win over Australia. The Rohit Sharma-led team first bowled out the visiting team for just 199 runs and then achieved the target in 41.2 overs. The partnership between Virat Kohli (85) and KL Rahul (97*) played an important role in chasing the target. However, the match also made headlines due to the intrusion of serial pitch invader Daniel Jarvis aka Jarvo, who entered the field and was later escorted out by security at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

A video has gone viral on social media, showing how the notorious social media influencer managed to breach the tight security at Chepauk and enter the grounds.

In the video, Jarvo was seen running on the field before being stopped by India wicketkeeper KL Rahul. Later, security officials intervened and Jarvo was forcibly taken away. Amidst all this commotion, India’s star batsman Virat Kohli also came and requested Jarvo to leave.

Jarvo quoted Virat in the video as saying, “Jarvo, brother, I liked your video very much but it has to be stopped now.”

This is the fourth time that the Englishman, considered rowdy everywhere in the UK, has managed to breach security in a match involving India.

Taking the incident as a serious concern, the International Cricket Council (ICC) banned Jarvo from participating in further matches of the ongoing ODI World Cup in India.

When PTI inquired about the violation, an ICC spokesperson said, “The individual concerned has been banned from participating in any further games at the event and the matter is in the hands of Indian authorities.”

Earlier, Jarvo was banned from English grounds after repeatedly showing lapses in England’s security system by entering the field of play at will during the 2021 series against India.

Someone known for his notoriety is often picked up by security and then released because no one considered it a serious matter.

An ICC spokesperson statement read: “The safety of everyone involved in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is our priority. We will work with the venue to understand what happened and consider whether it should be allowed to happen again.” Any additional security measures are needed to prevent this.” PTI read.

(With PTI inputs)

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