There was a commotion before the start of the Andhra vs Vidarbha, Ranji Trophy Group A match in Vijayawada on Monday. The start was delayed after a snake appeared on the ground. The official Twitter handle of BCCI Domestic posted a video of a snake moving around in the field even as players were amused. However, the match resumed shortly afterwards.
Watch the video of the snake’s visit in cricket field:
SNAKE STOPS PLAY! There was a visitor on the field to delay the start of the match.
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) December 9, 2019
Meanwhile, official twitter handle of Royal Challengers Bangalore shared the video and wrote: “Going by this start to the Ranji Trophy, we can expect a lot of twists and turns this season.” Vidarbha captain Faiz Faizal won the toss and elected to bowl against Andhra. Hanuma Vihari is leading the Andhra side.
India’s premier domestic competition, Ranji Trophy, started on Monday for the 86th time. As per the fixtures, the top five teams from Group A and Group B combined will progress to the knockouts with the top two from Group C and the top team from the plate group joining them.