Bumrah admits security lapse after fans invade

Bengaluru, March 14 : Team India Vice Captain Jasprit Bumrah on Monday admitted to security lapses after three fans invaded the ground a day earlier. “That is something we don’t control, obviously the security concern is an issue. Suddenly, we realised that there were intruders but thankfully the officials intervened,” Bumrah said in a virtual press conference. “We don’t know what to say about that, the craze of the game is very high and the fans get emotional sometimes,” he told reporters on Sunday night. Bengaluru is the adopted home for Virat Kohli, who plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. From Day One of the pink-ball Test match against Sri Lanka, fans have been showering love on to the player from the stands. As Sri Lankan Kusal Mendis was getting treatment after receiving a blow from a Mohammad Shami delivery in the sixth over, three fans stumped the security officials and ran into the field. One of them managed to meet Kohli who was standing in the slips. The fan popped out his mobile phone from his pocket and posed for a selfie with the former Indian captain. Kohli willingly obliged and posed. Police officials from all corners of the stadium rushed towards the players and managed to catch the intruders. Meanwhile, India have tightened the noose around Sri Lanka who have an uphill task on their hands to get 419 runs more to square the two-Test series. The visitors were 28 for 1 at stumps on Day 2 after India declared at 303 for 9 declared, setting a mammoth 447-run target in the fourth innings for Lanka to chase. BDN MR

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