Social Media Outrage: Arrest Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli Trends On Twitter- Here is Why

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are two of India’s best current cricketers and they both are former captains as well. It is not surprising that they enjoy massive fandom and there are times when the fans of these cricketers debate on and off the social media about who is better between the two. Such comparisons have always been made. Back in the day, same debate used to happen between Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Brian Lara and in the Indian team between Sachin and current head coach Rahul Dravid. However, never did you hear about a fan killing the other over such debates. That is exactly what has happened in Tamil Nadu where two fans, one of Virat and the other of Rohit debate and it led to blood shed.

Two friends in Mallur, named P Vignesh and Dharmaraj were discussing cricket over drinks near SIDCO Industrial Estate on the Tuesday night. The debate got heated and Dharmaraj, the Kohli and RCB fan among the two got angry and attacked Vignesh, Rohit fan, with a bottle and cricket bat which led to the death of Vignesh. Dharmaraj then fled from the spot of death.

In a bizarre development, people have begun trending hashtag #ArrestKohli demanding the arrest of the former India captain, Virat Kohli, who is currently in Australia to take part in the T20 World Cup. The hashtag has left many baffled as they wondered why a section of netizens would demand the arrest of a celebrated cricketer.

This was after police in Tamil Nadu said that they had arrested a 21-year-old man for allegedly killing his friend over a drunken brawl. The man arrested has been identified as S Dharmaraj while the deceased was 24-year-old P Vignesh. Both of them hail from Poyyur village in Ariyalur district in the southern Indian state.

The deceased was waiting for his work visa from Singapore when he was murdered over a heated argument related to cricket. The incident took place on Tuesday night.

According to the Keelapalur police, the deceased was a die-hard fan of current Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma, while Dharmaraj supports Virat Kohli. Both of them were reportedly discussing cricket in an open area near SIDCO Industrial Estate, near Mallur, when it led to the murder of Vignesh.

The police said that Vignesh supported Mumbai Indians and Rohit Sharma in the IPL, while Dharmaraj was a fan of Royal Challengers Bangalore and its former captain, Virat Kohli.

“During the course of their debate, Vignesh had allegedly mocked RCB and Virat Kohli. Vignesh had the habit of body shaming Dharmaraj, who was a stammerer. On that day he had made some remarks comparing the RCB team to the speaking difficulty of Dharmaraj. This infuriated Dharmaraj who attacked Vignesh with a bottle and later hit him with a cricket bat on the head. Dharmaraj soon fled the spot,” Indian Express quoted officials as saying.

Vignesh’s body was found the next morning when people on their way to work alerted the cops.

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