Following the discovery of a number of COVID positive cases in the Indian camp, the BCCI and the ECB mutually agreed to cancel the fifth and final Test between India and England, which was scheduled to begin on Friday in Manchester.
Both parties issued an official statement in this regard, with the BCCI even stating that they are looking for a possible window to reschedule the contest.
England skipper Joe Root and Indian opening pair Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul both batted brilliantly in the series, which saw fierce competition. However, one episode from the series that has gotten a lot of attention is ‘Jarvo.’
Jarvo, who wears the number 69 Team India jersey, interrupted the series three times. His actions, which resulted in a lifetime ban from entering Headingly Stadium and being arrested, have garnered him a fair amount of attention.
Jarvo hit top trends on Twitter moments after the fifth Test was cancelled, with fans pointing to the ECB’s negligence in crowd management.
Here are a few tweets:
And to think Jarvo so easily entered and exited the ground.
— Sarah Waris (@swaris16) September 10, 2021
— Abhishek Das (@_abhishek_das_) September 10, 2021
P.S : We are talking about a board that could not control Jarvo running onto the field three times in a series ! #INDVENG
— Arjun Mody (@arjunmody01) September 10, 2021
ECB should forfeit the entire series for allowing Jarvo on the pitch three times.
— वरुण (@varungrover) September 10, 2021
So jarvo was sochi samjhi saazish by ECB. Connect the dots
— jasmine (@TiredOfProcess) September 10, 2021
The Bio-bubble we were all hearing about in the last few months was never a priority in the current Ind-Eng series.
1. Jarvo breached the security line 3 times.
2. Mostly it was a full house in Stadium.
We cannot expect a very secure Covid-free environment with such conditions.
— Aditya Paliwal (@AdiPali2016) September 10, 2021
Jarvo crashed the venue at Lord’s pretending to be one of the Indian fielders. He then crashed the scene in the third and fourth Test as a batsman and then a bowler.