Sports Desk – Indian team captain Virat Kohli is in a new trouble. A petition has been filed against him and actress Tamannaah Bhatia in the Madras High Court. Both have been accused of endorsing online gambling.
An advocate based out of Chennai moved the Madras High Court on Friday, seeking a ban on all sorts of online gambling applications in the country. The lawyer mentioned in his petition that celebrities like Kohli are capable of influencing youngsters in the country who take up online gambling.
The petition also cited a youngster who died by suicide after failing to repay the debts accumulated after gambling online. A bench headed by Justice Sundaresh and Surya Prakasam has posted the case for Tuesday.
Kohli has been spending time with family at his home in Mumbai due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Kohli, like quite a few of his India teammates, has made good use of the time away from the sport by working on his fitness during the lockdowns. Kohli will be eager to return to the field as Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 looks set to be played in the UAE from September 19.