Cricketing affairs turned bizarre on Saturday when a naked man invaded the field during the first Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand.
The security was clearly slow to react as the nude pitch invader ran onto the field quite easily. Pakistan and New Zealand are playing their first day of the first cricket Test match at the Bay Oval.
Pakistan’s captain Mohammad Rizwan and New Zealand’s captain Kane Williamson looked on as the pitch invader ran onto the field and passed near them.
This is not the first incident of its kind
Well, this is true. This is not the first incident of its kind. During the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 one-day match between England and New Zealand a similar bizarre incident in the 34th over caught everyone’s attention.
A nude pitch invader took advantage of a break in play to run onto the field and interrupt proceedings.
New Zealand was struggling at 145 for six in the 34th over. A fan took to the field. He was naked, wearing just a green hat. He managed to reach the middle of the pitch and get close up to New Zealand batsmen Tom Latham and Mitchell Santner.
The man was eventually hauled away by seven men. He then broke free before being tackled to the ground.
Pakistan’s team is in New Zealand to play three Twenty20 internationals and two tests from December 18.
Their tour had a shaky start when six members of the Pakistan squad tested positive for COVID-19. However, the members behaved well in isolation then and now the team is playing their first test against New Zealand.
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