The intruder made a statement by wearing a Palestine mask and displaying a message on both the front and back of his t-shirt. The incident raised questions about the effectiveness of security measures at high-profile cricket events and the potential impact on the players' concentration.
This was not the first instance of a pitch invasion during the World Cup 2023. In an earlier match against Australia in Chennai, social media influencer Daniel Jarvis, known as Jarvo, stormed the field, creating security concerns.
The repeat offense led to the International Cricket Council imposing a ban on Jarvo from attending any further games in the tournament.
While pitch invaders briefly stole the spotlight, the World Cup 2023 final continued to unfold as a cricketing spectacle. Despite the disruptions, both India and Australia showcased their prowess, living up to the high expectations set by the intense rivalry.
The toss-winning Australians chose to field, setting the stage for a thrilling contest. Rohit Sharma's explosive start, contributing 47 runs in just 31 balls, set a blazing tone for India.
However, Glenn Maxwell's remarkable catch, executed by Travis Head, brought an end to Sharma's sensational innings in the 10th over. Shreyas Iyer's dismissal by Cummins further added twists to India's innings.">