Players flee as bats invade basketball game in US
TEXAS: In a rare occurrence, an NBA game was disrupted when a torrent of bats invaded the basketball court at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
According to foreign media, many players fled the spot, there were others who armed themselves with towels to fight the intruders.
— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) February 1, 2019
Several videos of the incident were shared on social media leaving many amused. According to a HuffingtonPost report, to control the situation, bat catchers, who were actually security guards with nets, were drafted in.
After the bats attacked, fans started chanting long-time Spurs forward Manu Ginobili’s name. Ginobili once swatted a bat out of midair so play could resume during a 2009 game against the Kings.
Nothing to see here. Just a bat delay in San Antonio.
— FOX Sports Southwest (@FOXSportsSW) February 1, 2019
It may be noted here that not too long ago, a cricket match between India and England was stopped after a swarm of bees invaded the game and even attacked some at the Green Field international stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.