Twitter erupts as man drives his car into the field of play during Ranji match

Twitter erupts as man drives his car into the field of play during Ranji match

The man deliberately trespassed into the center of the field even after attempts made to stop him.

A car enters on to the pitch during a Ranji match in Pallam. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The capital of India, Delhi, is renowned for hosting people of the extremes. With the citizens of Delhi, there largely is no middle ground in their behaviour. Delhi is home to people having hollow audacities and boasting their network at the top administrative level.

This is the very reason why the city has been stereotyped by common phrase “Jaanta hai Mera Baap Kon hai?”. During the fourth round Ranji match between Delhi and UP, Delhiites added yet another feather to their cap as a fellow citizen of Delhi, Girish Sharma, trespassed into the field of play with his WagonR at the Air Force Sports Complex, Palam.

The match boasted the presence of international stars such as Ishant Sharma, Gautam Gambhir, Rishabh Pant and Suresh Raina, who appeared befuddled over what transpired in front of them. However, Girish was oblivious to the security and kept doing rounds across the centre of the pitch.

Apparently, the man claimed that he was lost and drove into the field of play due to the absence of security even though it was clearly evident that he ran past umpires and players attempting him to stop from creating a further ruckus. In fact, he drove over the wicket twice, showing no respect for India’s premier domestic tournament.

The match resumed after a brief halt after an inspection of the pitch as it was found out to be unharmed and ‘playable’ after averting potential danger.

The match was shifted to the Palam ground as Ferozshah Kotla was engaged for hosting the first of the three T20Is between India and New Zealand on Wednesday. The ground is adjacent to the Palam underpass, which is one of the busiest routes in New Delhi, connecting the Airport. The ground is largely used for visiting teams to train and practice in the IPL.

Let us look at how Twitter reacted to this rare incident