Hyderabad: Fans breaching security cordon to get up close with Virat Kohli is becoming a new norm as a spectator reached up to the India captain during the first day of the second Test against West Indies here on Friday.


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It happened an hour into the morning session when a man climbed the barricade and sprinted around 70 metres towards Kohli before engaging in a tight hug and then trying to take a selfie with the skipper.

Kohli was seen trying to avoid the man's hug as the security personnel came and whisked him away.

A similar incident had happened during the first Test in Rajkot also when Kohli was surrounded by two pitch invaders trying to take selfies.

Earlier, West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and opted to bat first. India handed a Test debut to paceman Shardul Thakur.

The hosts won the first Test by an innings and 272 runs in Rajkot. This is the second and final Test of the series. The five-day format will be followed by five ODIs and three T20Is.