Daniel Jarvis – also known as ‘Jarvo 69’ – again attacked the pitch on the second day of the ongoing fourth Test between India and England at the Kennington Oval here on Friday.
The incident happened during the 34th over of England’s innings which was bowled by Umesh Yadav and the match had to be stopped for five minutes.
Notably, ‘Jarvo 69’ ran with such force that it went off and dashed into the batsman at the non-striker’s end without even detecting his arrival.
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Meanwhile the game hanged in the balance and the Indian bowlers came back strongly as the batsman managed to score just 191 runs after being sent off by Joe Root. While skipper Virat Kohli scored 50 runs, all-rounder Shardul Thakur conceded some quick runs at the lower end to take India close to 200 runs.
Coming with the ball, Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav looked good on the first day. Umesh also took a wicket on the second morning to keep the Indians in the game. But Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow did well after settling down as the hosts moved closer to India’s first innings score.
Earlier, English county Yorkshire confirmed that pitch attacker ‘Jarvo 69’ had been banned for life from entering the stadium. He attacked the pitch again on the third day of the third Test between India and England. The incident happened after the dismissal of India’s opener Rohit Sharma.
“I can confirm that any pitch attackers receive a lifetime ban from Emerald Headingley. The same will happen to Jarvis and they will not be allowed to enter the stadium,” Yorkshire spokesperson confirmed to ANI on Saturday.
Jarvis was padded as a batsman And tried to strike before the security personnel could go in and take him off. He had earlier stepped in as a fielder for the Indian team in the second Test at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
Veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also requested Daniel Jarvis to stop attacking Daniel Jarvis on the pitch to defend Rohit Sharma’s wicket.