The most bizarre stoppage of play was witnessed during the Ranji Trophy Group A match between Andhra and Vidarbha recently. The first-class encounter, taking place at the Dr. Gokaraju Liala Gangaaraju ACA Cricket Ground saw a snake enter the ground, causing disruption of the proceedings.
Vidarbha skipper Faiz Fazal won the toss and elected to field first but soon after a snake appeared in the middle of the ground, halting the play. The starting of the match was thus delayed due to the reptilian ‘invasion’.
The official Twitter handle of BCCI Domestic shared a short clip where the snake can be observed to be slithering around in the field with the players wearing quizzical looks on their faces. The ground-staff then chased the snake out of the field allowing the cricket action to resume.