PIL Filed To Arrest Virat Kohli For Promoting Online Gambling: Report

PIL Filed In Madras High Court To Arrest Virat Kohli For Promoting Online Gambling: Report

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Virat Kohli. Image Credit: Getty Images.

An advocate from Chennai has reportedly filed the petition to arrest the Indian skipper Virat Kohli and actress Tamannah for promoting online gambling after a youngster died by suicide as he couldn’t pay back the money he took for online gambling.

In the case filed, the petitioner has demanded to ban all the online gambling websites that hire brand ambassadors like Virat Kohli to brainwash the youngsters. He also stated that they get addicted to such apps.

He also highlighted the increase in the number of suicide cases lately in Tamil Nadu where youngsters chose suicide after losing plenty of money in online gambling, as per Times Now reports.

Hearing of the case against Virat Kohli on Tuesday:

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Virat Kohli endorsing MPL. Image Credit: Twitter

Recently, Tamannaah Bhatia joined Virat Kohli as the brand ambassador of the Mobile Premier League (MPL), which is touted to be India’s largest mobile gaming platform. The two were endorsing and representing the brand across all channels. Now after the petition has been filed, it is indicated that the advocate has mentioned about this platform. Meanwhile, the hearing for the case will he reportedly held on Tuesday.

For the last five months, Virat hasn’t played any cricket and must be raring to step on the pitch. He has been spending the time with his wife and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in his Mumbai house.

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Virat Kohli. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Virat Kohli was last seen in the action against New Zealand in the Test series. He had struggled to score runs in that tour. In March, he was set to play the three-match ODI series against South Africa but the series got cancelled after the outbreak of the coronavirus.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper will be seen in action in the Indian Premier League 2020 scheduled on 19 September in UAE behind closed doors. The grand finale of the league will be played on 10 November, as per reports.