“I am an Indian now, and the team means a lot to me,” pitch invader Jarvo to support India over England

Daniel Jarvis, famously known as ‘Jarvo’ after a pitch invasion during the Lord’s Test and Headingley Test, has become an Indian cricket fan. He had invaded the pitch twice in the series disguised as an Indian cricketer.

Jarvis spoke about the pitch invasions in interaction with CricTracker and shared how he was impressed with the way Indian players talked back with him during a practice session.

“It’s a very long story. I was there with my friends at Lord’s and we were drinking. We could see the Indian players practicing and I thought I’ll have a chat with them between the balls and they talked like normal and I was like wow what fellas. They are not like the English team who’ll ignore you. The Indian players will chat back to you and we really like that. 

“Then, I came with the idea of coming back as an Indian player. So, the next time, I got the kit and everything,” he said.

The YouTuber is going to support India in a World Cup final even if they face England. “If it’s England vs India, I will not lie about this. I’ll probably support India because they have been great to me. The England team was moody when I was in the Lord’s Stadium. And, I am an Indian now. So, the team means a lot to me,” he said.

When Jarvis had invaded the pitch, Ravindra Jadeja jokingly asked him about the end he would like to bowl from. He recalled the incident and said, “When I came onto the field, there was laughs; players didn’t know what to do. However, an Indian bowler, whose name I can’t recall, asked me “which end do I want to bowl from?” So, I like that chat.”

Jarvis has been banned for life in Headingley on charges of the security breach. Yorkshire County Cricket Club treated the matter as a case of security violation and he won’t be allowed in the Leeds gallery for the rest of his life.