Police sources have identified the intruder as an Australian citizen in his 20s. The man managed to reach the pitch and attempted to hug Virat Kohli, who was batting with KL Rahul in the 14th over. Police revealed that he resides in Sydney. Further details are awaited.
An Australian national, wearing a t-shirt that read “Free Palestine” and “Stop Bombing Palestine,” breached the security of Narendra Modi Stadium and invaded the pitch, causing a brief interruption during the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup final between India and Australia on Sunday.
The stadium, hailed as the largest cricket stadium in the world, is packed with over 1.25 lakh spectators. The Ahmedabad police have deployed about 6,000 police personnel for security, with the majority stationed at the stadium.