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Ishant Sharma, Gautam Gambhir left amazed when man drives car onto pitch during match, picture goes viral

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 November 2017, 12:21 IST
Ishant Sharma:

In a bizzarre moment that took place on the field, Indian pacer Ishant Sharma and Gautam Gambhir were left amazed when they found a man drove his WagonR car on to the Air Force ground in Palam.

It all happened when a Ranji trophy match was going on between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

International player including Ishant, Gambhir and Rishabh Pant were also present when the incident took place.

This incident has amazed the on ground players, ground staff and umpires.

The match which was earlier scheduled to take place in Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla was shifted in Palam due the third international match between India and New Zealand.

Later, the picture went viral on social media indicating the lapses from the side of ground's authority.

The man who was diriving the car was identified as Girish Sharma, an eye witness told to PTI.

According to the reports, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will seek report from their affiliated unit Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) about the incident.

BCCI acting president CK Khanna told PTI: “The BCCI will enquire into the incident. The relevant department will get in touch with the Services Sports Control Board as this is a matter of serious concern.

“This is a breach of security measure at the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) ground. Imagine if the man had any sinister motive, then lives of international cricketers could have been in danger,” Khanna added.

Delhi team manager Shankar Saini, who was present at the ground said: “Thank God, nothing untoward happened. There was a possibility that it could have been more serious.”

First published: 3 November 2017, 23:52 IST
 
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