Fans wear Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump masks at Edgbaston Test

first_imgTwo fans dressed up as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump created a bit of a stir at the Edgbaston Cricket Club where England and India were involved in a riveting Test match.A man wearing a Kim mask walked in surrounded with ‘security men’ attired in black suit. Later ‘Kim’ even shook hands with another fan who wore a Trump mask and was dressed more informally in a jersey.Trump and Kim met in Singapore in June, where they announced an agreement in which Kim reaffirmed his “unwavering” commitment to denuclearize. Little progress on that front has been made in the weeks since.India vs England: Live Score | UpdatesTrump has said repeatedly the deal he reached with Kim has been positive since North Korea has maintained a freeze on nuclear and missile tests and has begun returning U.S. war dead remains. This was not the first time that fans impersonated the North Korean leader at a sporting event. A Kim look-alike was seen at the stands duting the Russia vs Uruguay group stage match (June 25) at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Two men dressed as look-a-likes of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un posed during the closing cermony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Meanwhile, the focus from the masked Trump and Kim at Edbgaston soon shifted to the cricket where England were battling hard against R Ashwin’s guile a day after Virat Kohli’s epic 149 had opened up the opening Test of the five-match series.advertisementKohli smashed 149 as India got within 13 runs of England’s first innings 287 before Ashwin dismissed Alastair Cook (off the final ball on Day 2), Keaton Jennings and Joe Root (early on Day 3). Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow then got together in an attempt to ward off the Ashwin threat and build a strong lead for England at their fortress.(Written by Rajarshi Gupta with Reuters inputs)last_img

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