An Australian of Chinese-Filipino origin named Wayne Johnson breached the security cordon during the World Cup final between India and Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The incident occurred just before the first drinks break during India’s innings, and Johnson managed to get as far as Virat Kohli in the middle before being apprehended by security personnel.
Johnson had worn a face mask with the design of the Palestine flag and a T-shirt with the slogans “Stop bombing Palestine” on the front and “Save Palestine” on the back. The International Cricket Council (ICC) does not allow political protests at cricket games, but since Johnson is a foreign national, it is not yet known what kind of action will be taken against him.
It is important to note that Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas have been engaged in a war since October 7, adding another layer of tension to this already heated match.