Security breach: Pitch intruder wearing ‘Free Palestine’ t-shirt enters ground during World Cup final encounter, hugs Virat Kohli

Narendra Modi stadium witnessed a major security breach on Sunday (November 19, 2023) afternoon during the World Cup final match between India and Australia, when a pitch intruder, wearing a ‘Free Palestine’ t-shirt entered the cricket ground and even hugged cricketer Virat Kohli.

Free Palestine supporter enters Narendra Modi Stadium ground and hugs Virat Kohli. Photo Courtesy: Youtube X page grab

The man was also wearing a mask that resembled the Palestine flag.

The t-shirt also bore a picture of bombings with the caption “Stop bombing Palestine”, reported Money Control.

He was swiftly apprehended by security officials and was reportedly taken to Chandkheda Police Station in Ahmedabad.

The incident paused the match briefly.

With several celebrities present in the stadium for the final match, the incident raised serious questions over the implementation of security protocols.