‘Happens only in India’ – Twitter hilariously responds as a fan touches Quinton de Kock’s feet in Ranchi

Quinton de Kock was in for a shock of his life, when a fan in the Ranchi Test came to him and touched his feet.

Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Things are getting out of hand when it comes to security breaches in Indian cricket grounds. It has become a fad of sorts amongst the youngsters to make way into the ground during the match in progress and run to a particular player, their favorite one and requests a hug, touch their feet or better, take a selfie.

This came to forth when MS Dhoni decided to step down as captain and a person broke the barrier to touch his feet in a practice match, his last one as India captain in India. Since then, Dhoni has become the favorite of fans who have breached security to take a selfie or touch his feet, Dhoni even had some fun with one of the fans, making him run after him before obliging him with a hug during one ODI match.


Even during ongoing India vs South Africa Test series, a fan came into the ground to click a selfie with Virat Kohli, and while it is all hunky-dory for Indian cricketers, who are used to this, Quinton de Kock, the South African wicketkeeper-batsman was in for a shock of his life, when a fan in the Ranchi Test came to him and touched his feet.

A bemused De Kock managed to laugh and even reciprocated to the fan with a hug. Then some security people swarmed on him and dragged the fan off the field, with De Kock retrieving the fan’s footwear for him as well, much to the amusement of the fans in the ground and ones watching on TV screens. Watch the video fo the incident below.

Here are the reactions from fans on Twitter to the bizarre interaction between Quinton de Kock and the fan:

Meanwhile, South Africa’s misfortunes continued in this Test as well as they were bowled out 162 in the first innings in reply to India’s 497/9d. Zubayr Hamza made 62, while Temba Bavuma (32) and Geroge Linde (37) were the other main contributors for the Proteas. Umesh Yadav was the pick of Indian bowlers with figures of 3/40, while debutant Shabaz Nadeem picked 2/22. Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammad Shami also scalped two wickets each. Virat Kohli forced the follow-on and asked Proteas to bat again.