The new entrants, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) suffered a 14-run loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the eliminator of the playoffs of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. In the last over of the second innings, a fan crossed the fans to stand a chance of meeting former RCB skipper, Virat Kohli.
Earlier, LSG skipper, KL Rahul decided to bowl first. While RCB made one change as Mohammed Siraj replaced Siddharth Kaul, LSG made a couple of changes as K Gowtham and Jason Holder made way for Krunal Pandya and Dushmantha Chameera, Rajat Patidar was in sublime touch as he remained unbeaten on 112 off 54 balls to help RCB pile up 207/4.
Patidar was aptly supported by Dinesh Karthik, who remained unbeaten on 37 off 23 balls. During the 16th over, Rajat Patidar hit Ravi Bishnoi with three superb sixes. Rajat Patidar (112 off 54 balls) laced his innings with 12 fours and seven sixes in his stupendous knock, while Karthik hit five fours and one six. They helped RCB to reach a huge score of 208 in their quota of 20 overs.
The LSG openers came out to chase the score but they were an early jolted as Quinton de Kock was dismissed for 6 from 5 balls. However, captain KL Rahul anchored one end as he was joined by Deepak Hooda. KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda tried to fight back but it proved to be too much for the LSG batters as Harshal Patel and Josh Hazelwood bowled beautifully in the death overs to seal the deal for their side.
In the 19th over of the chase, Hazlewood crashed all the hopes of LSG when he dismissed KL Rahul and Krunal Pandya on back-to-back deliveries. Eventually, LSG lost the game by 14 runs.
During the last over of the second innings, a fan invaded the pitch for the sole purpose of meeting his idol, Virat Kohli. As soon as the fan came pretty closer to the skipper, the latter gave a priceless reaction. The lucky fan eventually reached Kohli before the security guards carried him off the field.
Here is the video of the incident:
When the intruder towards Virat Kohli at Eden Gardens – VK couldn't control his laugh seeing policeman's reaction 😂 pic.twitter.com/Ctvw8fU4uy
— sohom ᱬ (@AwaaraHoon) May 26, 2022
The video clip of the incident has spread like wildfire on social media platforms. This isn’t the first time that a fan breached the security to meet Kohli. There were several incidents of fans meeting their idol during the course of the game in the past.
During Last Over in Yesterday's @RCBTweets Match
A Fan Jumped the fence to meet his Idol @imVkohli 😍❤️
But Police Takes away him 🥲 pic.twitter.com/zoOTclWRLj
— Virat Kohli Trends™ (@TrendVirat) May 26, 2022