During the ODI World Cup 2023 finale at the Narendra Modi Stadium, one of the fans crossed the barriers and breached the security to meet Virat Kohli during his batting. The legendary batter refused to greet him and the video of the same instantly went viral all over social media. Meanwhile, a new video emerged in which more information has come to light.
Johnson Wen, the pitch intruder jumped really high to cross the barricade and then, he dodged the officials and jumped over advertisement boards to enter the field. He ran straight to Virat Kohli but the officials soon got a grip of him and took him to the local police station.
Ahmedabad crime branch shares how Australian national Wen Johnson breached the security and invaded the pitch during Ind-Aus world cup final match, wearing t-shirt with pro-Palestine messages. The final between India and Australia was interrupted briefly #INDvsAUS @DeccanHerald pic.twitter.com/z2oyLp6jiY
— satish jha. (@satishjha) November 20, 2023
Meanwhile, the incident didn’t disturb the concentration level of Virat as he went on to complete his sixth half-century in the ODI World Cup 2023. However, soon after that, the player got out in an unfortunate fashion and India seemed to be under enormous pressure. Rahul, who took quite some time to get adjusted to the conditions too got out on 66 runs as India managed to post only 240 runs on board in the night of the finals against Australia.
When it came to the chase, the bowlers once again gave a perfect start as they picked up the three important wickets of David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, and Steven Smith quickly. Australia seemed to be in some sort of bother, but Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne stitched a 192-run partnership, which sealed the deal for the Aussies. They eventually managed to win the match by six wickets and won their sixth world title in the history of ODI cricket.
Meanwhile, players like Mohammed Siraj, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli were shattered following the loss, and multiple pictures of them breaking down after the match went viral on social media.