Fan hugs Quinton de Kock and touches his feet; forgets slipper on his way back, De Kock returns it
De Kock was surprised by the turn of events.
Updated - Oct 19, 2019 3:25 pm
Fans have various ways to show their love for their favorite players. Some paint themselves in colors of their favorite teams and also put the name of the player where everyone can see. Some make temples of their favorite players and some of the fans manage anything to get a selfie or photo, but what they forget is the personal space of people they love.
A new trend has emerged in the Indian cricket scene is that of players breaching security in various grounds in order to go and touch or get a selfie with players, interrupting the play and raising fingers at the security measures put up by the host cricket association. This happened in the Vizag Test when a fan came into the ground and took a selfie with Indian captain Virat Kohli and many fans have done the same thing to have a moment of fame before the policemen drag them off.
Quinton de Kock gets a hug from an enthusiastic fan
However, during the ongoing Test match in Ranchi, a bizarre thing happened with fans, though there aren’t many, given the reports of only 1,500 tickets being sold and many of the seats being filled by students and army personnel. However, one fan managed to slip through the cracks and entered the ground, but instead of going to any Indian cricketer like Kohli or Rohit, he went straight to South Africa’s Quinton de Kock and gave him a hug.
A Sportstar journalist explained the whole thing in a tweet, in which the fan event touched the feet of a visibly surprised De Kock and he responded with a hug to the fan before he was tackled by the security people and taken off the ground.
Bizarre scenes: A fan runs onto the field and hugs Quinton de Kock, even touches his feet. The security guards tackle him down but it seems the fan forgot his slipper on the way back. Never mind, Quinty says, as he returns it. @sportstarweb
— Ayan (@ayan_acharya13) October 19, 2019
Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis continued his tradition of losing tosses in Asia. This time he even brought a proxy in Temba Bavuma for the toss, but Kohli still called right and chose to bat first. South Africa gave a Test debut to George Linde and Heinrich Klaasen, who is keeping wickets. India, on the other hand, gave a debut to Jharkhand’s own Shahbaz Nadeem.