‘Safety not there to observe the match totally free’- Sunil Gavaskar after pitch invasion in Pune Check


He known as the problem as perennial drawback of India.

Pitch invader in Pune
Pitch invader in Pune. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Pitch invasion has been a fairly frequent phenomenon in ongoing South Africa’s tour of India. The newest one was seen within the second Check on the MCA Stadium in Pune. The incident occurred through the 45th over of the Proteas’ innings on Day three. Ravindra Jadeja removed Senuran Muthusamy after which Vernon Philander got here in to affix his skipper Faf du Plessis.

It was then that the supporter dodged the safety and rushed on to the park and sprinted in direction of the slip cordon the place Rohit Sharma was positioned. Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, Ajinkya Rahane, the Check vice-captain, and Jadeja noticed the funnier aspect of the occurring. Nevertheless, the motion from the fan didn’t go down effectively with Sunil Gavaskar, the previous Indian cricketer, by any means.

Sunil Gavaskar vents out his frustration over safety

Gavaskar lashed out on the safety, saying that its duty is to keep away from any mishaps from happening and never watch the match totally free. “Safety not there to observe the match totally free. This can be a perennial drawback in India,” Gavaskar was quoted as saying on the time of commentary.

“It’s a severe safety problem. Not only a query of a fan going to fulfill a cricketer. They’ve to ensure no one enters the bottom. Something may occur. Why take an opportunity? It’s not simple to get inside the sector. So, what are they (safety) doing?” Gavaskar added.

Going again to the earlier such occurring, within the opening Check in Visakhapatnam, a fan shook Kohli’s palms after which tried to take a selfie with the on-field Indian cricketers. Throughout the second T20 Worldwide on the PCA Stadium in Mohali, two instances play was halted after the supporters breached the barrier and charged on to the pitch to get an in depth look of their favorite gamers.

So far as the sport is anxious, Kohli’s seventh double ton and Ravindra Jadeja’s rating within the 90s helped India put up over 600. The duo shared a 225-run stand for the fifth wicket to place the hosts in a commanding place. Then the bowlers got here out firing on all cylinders to tighten the screws on the Proteas.