Serial cricket invader Daniel Jarvis, famously now known as Jarvo or Jarvo69, has uploaded the video of his invasion during the IND vs AUS match at the Chepauk and his brief interaction with Indian superstar cricketer Virat Kohli.
Jarvo, who has now gained a cult following in the past couple of years for his frequent trespassing in cricket and other sporting arenas during live play, found a way to enter the Chepauk ground as well during the IND vs AUS World Cup 2023 match on Saturday.
In fact, looking at the video, it seemed that it was very easy for Jarvo to make his way into the ground during the match and this should raise concern about the security as well.
As he stepped inside the boundary line, India pacer Mohammed Siraj, who was fielding near the boundary, first noticed him. Then Jarvo went near the pitch and KL Rahul, the India wicket-keeper, tried to stop him. A security person came by quickly and attempted to escort Jarvo off the pitch.
What did Virat Kohli tell Jarvo?
During this, India’s Virat Kohli, too, came charging toward Jarvo and said a few words. In the video that Jarvo has now uploaded on his social media handles, he claims that Virat Kohi told him “Bro I love your videos but this has got to stop now”.
This is what Jarvo claimed in his video, but going by Kohli’s aggressive and angry-looking reaction, it doesn’t seem the truth.
Anyway, you can watch the video here:
Jarvo had first made his appearance during the India vs England Test series in England 2021, and he did it a couple of times in that series. He notoriously invaded other sporting events in the UK as well.
During a rugby match, he even subtlely stood alongside the All Blacks team in their national anthem. He collided with England wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow as well last October. He had trespassed into another rugby game in Dublin.
Meanwhile, the ICC has suspended Jarvo for the remainder of the World Cup 2023.
“The individual concerned has been banned from attending any further games at the event and the matter is in the hands of the Indian authorities,” ICC spokesperson told PTI.