One of the biggest roles for the officials who are responsible for maintaining security during a live match inside a stadium is to ensure the safety of the players playing in the field.
The fear of someone invading the ground without proper documentation keeps all of them on their feet throughout the game, with eyes and ears on high alert, scouring the seats for the slightest hints of suspicious movement.
Even then, there are some opportunistic 'fans' of the game who manage to dodge the security, get inside the field and do their best to interact with the athletes.1. Fan Runs To Dhoni With The Indian Flag
During the third and final T20I against New Zealand, one of Mahi's millions of fans was able to surpass the stadium security while darting for his idol's feet in love and respect whilst carrying the Indian national flag.February 11, 2019
As soon as the 'Thala' fan dove to his feet, he dropped the flag on the ground which Dhoni instantly picked up, preventing the disrespect it would have meant. Dhoni also got the fan up on his feet, greeted him nicely and before he ran away clearly overflowing with joy as the security guard followed him in pursuit.2. Tendulkar's Disciple Touches His Feet
The man used to get letters written in blood during his prime. However, in 2013, during the Ranji season, as Sachin Tendulkar scored a ton, a fan entered the field and fell at the master blaster's feet, calling the batsman his god.January 7, 2013
Tendulkar had expressed his discomfort with the whole incident as well. He said: “It feels strange when a fan comes and touches your feet and says you are God. I don't feel comfortable with it, but it is the way they feel about you…”3. A Viratian Tries To Kiss King Kohli
In October last year, during the second Test match between India and West Indies, an over-enthusiastic fan found the opportunity to race down the field and get his hands on the Indian captain, quite literally so.
Fan tries to kiss Virat Kohli after invading field in 2nd test, day 1 !
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With a couple of moments away from planting a big one on the Indian skipper's face before Kohli caught him mid-way and security was able to overpower him and escorted him out of the stadium. Yikes.4. Dhoni Plays 'Hide and Seek' With Fan
We had to save the best for last.
After India were done with their batting innings during the second ODI against Australia in Nagpur recently, one of the invaders managed to run past the security and straight towards the former Indian captain who decided play a little game of hide and seek with the fan.
Absolutely Adorable moment! Mahi plays hide and seek with fan. That's y Mahi is Maahhiiii. Dhoni is Dhoniiii pic.twitter.com/NWJ9KTYeiZ— Priyadharshini (@PriyamozhiA) March 5, 2019
After going around the field for a couple of minutes, Dhoni finally hugged the surprised fan before asking him politely to leave the field as his team was getting ready to bowl against Aaron Finch's men.