Updated: January 18, 2021 10:43:54 am
As India and Australia locked horns at the Gabba on the second day of fourth and final Test, a group of spectators dressed up as Star Wars characters arrived at the stadium.
Entry of Stormtroopers from the iconic movie franchise created a buzz not only in Brisbane but among cricket buffs around the world. However, they were not alone, the franchise’s main villain, Darth Vader, donning his signature black attire, walked in too.
Photos and videos of the Star Wars characters soon began to flood social media sites.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 16, 2021
Storm Troopers and Darth Vader in shorts = Queensland.
*Cantina Band plays softly in the distance.
— ABC SPORT (@abcsport) January 16, 2021
ICC too joined in the conversation sharing an image and saying, “The best dress up award on day two goes to” the cosplayers.
— ICC (@ICC) January 16, 2021
While most Star Wars fans were giddy to see them at the stands, many were left baffled as to what led to this grand event.
— Zane Bojack (@zanofc) January 16, 2021
However, Darth and Stormtroopers were not the only one, Yoda, the legendary Jedi Master, was also spotted sitting among fans at the stadium.
— Wide World of Sports (@wwos) January 16, 2021
As Star Wars themed music played in the background and the group enjoyed cricket, fans couldn’t be happier to witness the rare site with most saying it made their day.
— Kallee (@Kallee) January 16, 2021
I woke up and turned on the television, saw Darth Vader and couple of Stormtroopers in the stands. Did I wake up in the right reality? #AUSvIND
— Sanchit 🔴⚪️ (@sanchitd43) January 16, 2021
There’s a lot to get you down about this world, but a bunch of dudes dressed as storm troopers at the Gabba are here to put a smile on your face.
— Via Gordy (@GordyPls) January 16, 2021
I just wanna be at the Gabba sitting next to Darth Vader watching the Nathan Lyon drive. #AUSvIND.
— Zubeda Ismail (@zubedaismail) January 16, 2021
The Mandalorian shall make his way through that soon I guess🤔😄😄
— NGR (@NGR_blr) January 16, 2021
This is epic! 😂🔥 Star Wars X Cricket https://t.co/kwe3FTGjS2
— Wonder WhyZ (@sohom_6) January 16, 2021
May the force be with us! 😂 https://t.co/CuRshqElEs
— Prakhar Kumar (@yushkumar7) January 16, 2021
Loving how Stormtroopers and Darth Vader descended upon Gabba today! Was too hot for Chewbacca though 😁 https://t.co/LldFQ7e4uQ
— Tanaya (@tanayas11) January 16, 2021
STAR WARS THRILL IS EVERYWHERE…….. LOVE IT. https://t.co/3JvpgtZXUt
— She called me Jedi. (@HassanRonaDaldo) January 16, 2021
— #Richard (@HongKongPhooty) January 16, 2021
This looks like a lot of planning went into it! https://t.co/VZsC2HImPw
— Dr Jos 🇦🇺🇫🇷🇱🇧 (@redruby17) January 16, 2021
This is just the best! I’m not even a cricket fan and this would get me to watch a game! https://t.co/z16buxPQX7
— Dr Schtickenbroken (@drschtick) January 16, 2021
As an Australian and fan of Star Wars and larrikinism, this is brilliant. Needs a Mandalorean for perfection and a Baby yoga beach ball https://t.co/tQjlle6PaH
— Rikki Lambert (@rikkilambert) January 16, 2021
On cricketing side, India got off to a shaky start losing two wickets of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill as the hosts were bowled out for 369 before lunch break. However, the match was abrupted by torrential rain as it delayed resumption of the game post tea.