Former In the captain Sunil Gavaskar expressed his annoyance at ‘Jarvo69’ who made his third appearance in the series, and also said it was worrying for the ECB that their safety was violated three times in a row.
Daniel Jarvis, a British joke hunter Youtuber, made a name for himself after he managed to enter the playing field three times in the series – at Lord’s, then Headingley, and now at The Oval.
This time, however, it seems as if he has taken his antics over the line: he runs across the field, to the middle with a ball in his hand; while throwing the ball at the end of the goal scorer, he loses his balance and hits the non-scorer Jonny Bairstow, who was completely intoxicated with this act.
He was then arrested on ‘the suspicion of assault’ by the police in South London. However, he now appears to have been released because he posted videos and was active on social media.
“The breach of security for the same time by the same person during the current test match at The Oval is the most disturbing. The fact that this series offender actually got into Jonny Bairstow should wake up the mandarins at the ECB for the dangers of a player who is seriously injured by such security breaches, ‘Sunil Gavaskar wrote in his column for Mid-Day.
This is the best option to avoid troublemakers: Sunil Gavaskar
The 72-year-old argued that such offenders should be banned from all cricket stadiums as their identity is now known. Jarvo has a YouTube channel with more than 130,000 subscribers now; his Twitter account has more than 10,000 followers, which he gained by posting videos of his transgressions.
Sunil Gavaskar reckons the intruder has received the attention he wanted with his theater on the cricket field over the past month.
‘Today it’s easy to identify potential troublemakers and especially someone who has breached security at an earlier location in the past few days. So not letting them get into the ground themselves is the best option. Fortunately, nothing unpleasant happened and the offender will likely be fined, most of which will be covered by the bet he would have won if he had done what he did.
“Before this burglary, no one even knew his name or who he was. But now, after wearing a fake Indian cricket team shirt and entering three cricket lanes, he is famous or rather infamous, but still known to Indian cricket fans, ‘said the legendary opener.
Meanwhile, India’s lead for the real match at The Oval crossed on day 4.200, but they also lost three wickets – Ravindra Jadeja, Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli – in the first session.