In what can be called as a shocking incident, a car came inside a stadium, where Ranji match was being played. It can in the field! As the team Delhi and Uttar Pradesh were battling it out on the field, someone from outside did a giant security breach by driving his car in the field and that too in a drunken state. The driver reportedly drove the car straight into the field, tried to swerve it twice before parking it in the middle.
Girish Sharma is a Delhi resident from Buddh Vihar was behind the wheels. He drove the car inside the air force stadium field at full speed as there was no guard on the main gate.
The first of its kind incident left everyone shocked including the players of both teams. International players like Gautam Gambhir, Ishant Sharma and Rishabh Pant who were present on the field at that time were also shocked.
In fact, Gambhir barely escaped the scare as the car was about to hit him when the guy took a sharp turn on the pitch. Even the players like Akshdeep Nath and Imtiaz Ahmed had to run to save themselves being hit by the car.
Girish later told police that he works for the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) at its Parliament Street branch and tried to make an ‘8’ on the pitch as if he had come for a driving test.
Tweeting about this incident, Ishant Sharma posted, “Drive in theater just progressed to #DriveIn match. Shocking scene in between #RanjiTrophy match today witnessed with @GautamGambhir”
This incident has shocked everyone. While in social media, there are trolls being made. But the main issue is security. What if they cricketers were injured or harmed?
Commenting on this, Raj, a cricket enthusiast said, “This is a very surprising and scary incident. How can a man, who is also drunk just drive in a match. This is a Ranji match and not some local match. It was scary. The driver almost killed cricketers. It is sad that there was such a security breach. BCCI should take action and make sure, these type of incidents are not reported. In the past, we have seen dogs coming in field, but a car being driven by drunkard is heights of madness.”
Sharing the same is Sampath, a sports journalist. “I am still shocked to see how close Ishant and Gautam were to the car. There was no security. What if he was terrorist and blasted the car there. We all know that cricketers are in hit list of terrorists. Gautam Gambhir is also known for his nationalist statements, which makes him an easy target of terrorists. Proper security should be given to our cricketers. I hope the security in charge of the stadium is sacked.”
The incident was very scary and BCCI should make sure it is not repeated ever. In India, cricket is considered as religion. Therefore people are emotionally attached to the game as well as cricketers. Proper care should be taken by BCCI to protect them.