A petition has been registered in the Madras High Court, inquiring the arrest of Virat Kohli. The Indian captain along with actress Tamannah has been found indicted of promoting an online gambling app. The petition has been filed by a Chennai-based advocate and the applicant has urged the MHC to ban online gambling apps. The petitioner gathers that the young generation is getting addicted to gambling.
As by the appeal, it says that gambling companies are using celebrities like Kohli and Tamannah to attract youngsters into gambling. This comes as a huge surprise as Kohli usually gives a lot of thought before signing a deal with any brand. The 31-year-old is currently staying at his Mumbai residence with his wife Anushka Sharma since the beginning of lockdown.
Petition filed for Virat Kohli’s arrest
Now as per the report of Times Now, the petitioner wants both Kohli and Tamannah to be sent behind the bars for advertising gambling. According to the petitioner, online gambling leads to youngsters committing suicide as they fail to pay the money. For the time being, it’s been uncovered that the case has been listed for a hearing on Tuesday, August 4.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli has been part of various live chats with popular athletes on social media amid the lockdown. Kohli has interacted with the like of Ravi Ashwin, Tamim Iqbal, Sunil Chettri and others in the past few months.
The Indian skipper will return to action later this year as he will lead his the Royal Challengers Banglore in IPL 2020 in UAE. He didn’t had a great 2020 so far struggling to put on consistent scores with the bat. He also had a poor outing against New Zealand putting on only fifty in 11 occasions. Kohli will hope to kick start on a flashy note and lead Bangalore to their first lead IPL title.