The ongoing 4th Test between India and England has been a spectacle for cricket fans so far. With series poised at 1-1, the contest at the Oval has also produced two roller-coaster days with each side bouncing back after falling behind. On Day 2, Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow notched up a crucial 89-run partnership for the 6th wicket which put the home side in the driving seat.
Amid an exciting day of cricket action, there was a common sight for everyone on Friday who have been following the Test series quite closely. The infamous pitch invader Jarvo 69 breached the security and entered the ground once again, making his third appearance of the series. Although it looked a fun incident when it happened at Lord's for the first time, the repetition of the act has not gone down well with Indian cricket experts.
Not even a prank anymore: Harsha Bhogle
Famous Indian commentator Harsha Bhogle was quite angry with the security lapse happening for the third time in the series. Reflecting on the incident, the 60-year-old tweeted, "I think a few people need to be sacked at grounds in England. This is a very serious security lapse and it just continues. Not even a prank anymore," while terming Jarvo as an idiot. Harsha's tweet was directed towards the pitch invader for his silly actions as well as the security personnel for failing to stop the man once again.
Famous Indian sports journalist Boria Majumdar was also livid with the sequence of events at the Oval as he also expressed his anger on Twitter. While slamming the organizers, the 45-year-old added that Jarvo 69 must be banned from all the grounds.
Wasim Jaffer takes a cheeky dig at England's security
Former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer also reacted to the incident and took a sly & cheeky dig at the security at English grounds. Although this kind of a breach should not be acceptable from security point of view even once, it has happened for the third consecutive time at Lord's, Headingley and now the Oval respectively.
While Yorkshire County had handed a lifetime stadium ban and a financial penalty to the man, it will be interesting to see what further actions are taken against him for repeating the offence once again.