Ollie Pope was a little stunned that ‘Jarvo 69’ managed to make it onto the field again.© AFP
England batsman Ollie Pope said he doesn’t know how Daniel Jarvis — aka Jarvo 69 — again managed to halt proceedings by taking to the field on Day 2 of the pending fourth test match against India. ‘Jarvo 69’, who entered the Oval grounds here on Friday on the second day of the ongoing fourth test between India and England, has been arrested on suspicion of assault after he collided with Jonny Bairstow. The incident happened during the 34th over of the English innings bowled by Umesh Yadav and the game had to be interrupted for five minutes.
Pope said Jarvo’s appearance didn’t affect him, as even between breaks he was focused only on his hitting.
“Jarvo has performed a few times in this series. I don’t know how he got back on the pitch, to be honest. I try to stay in my bubble and not let it affect me. Just block it,” said he. Pope in a virtual press conference.
“He just stops the game for five minutes every time he comes up. You just have to try to block it. The art of hitting is to switch on and off – you try to switch off in between. No matter what happens before or between the balls through, I’m trying to get in a good spot for that next ball,” he added.
Pope saved England from 53/4 when he scored a bold 81-point knockout before knocking the hosts out for 290.
Speaking of his knocking, the England batsman said: “I’ve seen how Rooty (Joe Root) has played in this series, how he’s handled it. Had good conversations with coaches and older players; I think I recognized the Indian attack very proficient Their main course is to attack that knee roll.”
“As a batter, you somehow get out of it, whether the team is attacking the fifth stump as much as possible or whether they are attacking the knee roll as much as possible.
“I realized that you have to adjust your game accordingly. That’s what I did; probably a few weeks ago I decided that’s how I would do my business,” he added.
After knocking out England, Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul took India to 43/0 on Stumps on Day 2. The visitors are still 56 runs behind.
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