A CRICKET FAN invaded the pitch at Lord’s during England’s Test match with India, claiming to be a PLAYER.
The supporter, who was wearing a full India kit, hilariously argued with security at the ground before being escorted off the premises.
A fan casually invades the pitch during England’s Test match with IndiaCredit: Reuters
‘Jarvo 69’ tried to convince security that he plays for IndiaCredit: AFP
The fan was escorted off the Lord’s pitch by stewardsCredit: AFP
Jarvo didn’t get the chance to bowl at the Home of CricketCredit: Sky Sports
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The incident happened during Day 3 of the Test match, with the fan sporting ‘Jarvo 69’ on the back of his India shirt.
The bloke tried to argue with security, pointing to the badge and appearing to tell the guard: “I’m an India player.”
Four stewards then entered the field to take Jarvo away, with Indian stars Mohammed Siraj and Ravindra Jadeja left in stiches as play resumed.
Former England captains Michael Atherton and Andrew Strauss were also heard laughing on commentary.
Perhaps India captain Virat Kohli should have thrown the ball to Jarvo as the tourists endured a difficult day at Lord’s.
It was Root’s 22nd Test century, taking him past 9,000 career runs in the format – the second youngest man to reach that milestone at 30.
Fellow Yorkshireman Jonny Bairstow also delivered at the Home of Cricket, scoring 57 before a poor shot led saw him caught in the slips by Kohli.
Fans were loving Jarvo’s antics on social media, with one tweeting: “Reckon India should give the ball to Jarvo if they want to get Root out.”
While another wrote: “Nice try Jarvo but it was never going to happen!”
And one Indian fan wrote: “We might very well need him in the second innings.”
England captain Joe Root scored an unbeaten century on Day 3 at Lord’sCredit: Getty