India vs England: Twitter erupts as dog forces early tea on Day 1 of 2nd Test

A dog brought play to a halt, and forced the umpires to call for early tea on Day 1 of the 2nd Test between India and England at Visakhapatnam.

FP Sports November 17, 2016 14:43:20 IST
India vs England: Twitter erupts as dog forces early tea on Day 1 of 2nd Test

The opening day of the second Test between India and England at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam has turned out to be a memorable event so far.

Not only is the match the first-ever Test hosted at the venue, with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) introducing six new Test venues before the start of the long home Test season, the second session of Day 1 was brought to a premature end after a dog entered the field and just refused to leave, which forced the match officials to call for early tea.

India vs England Twitter erupts as dog forces early tea on Day 1 of 2nd Test

Scenes just before tea on Day 1 of the 2nd Test at Vizag. AFP

Cheteshwar Pujara and skipper Virat Kohli were batting fluently on 97 and 91 respectively, having strung together a solid 188-run unbeaten stand for the third wicket to put the hosts in firm control of the proceedings, before the canine decided to pay the players a little visit at the centre.

As the two Indians batsmen looked to bring up the 200-run stand between themselves, aside from their individual centuries, the dog — much to the delight of the spectators and local fans — ran around the field and brought play to a halt. It was momentarily driven out of the ground, but returned moments later.

This is not the first time that a dog has interrupted play at the venue. A canine had made a appearance during the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) and Delhi Daredevils (DD) in May earlier this year.

Let us take a look at how Twitter reacted to the incident:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, the dog got its own Twitter account!

 

 

 

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