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Kerala HC sends notice to Virat Kohli, Actress Tamannaah Bhatia

Vishnu Vasisht

Virat Kohli is all set to make a comeback in the Test series against England, but before that he has been sent a legal notice by the Kerala High Court to promote the online rummy game. Virat Kohli is considered to be the best cricketer currently. Last year, he also topped the celebrity brand endorsement list.

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday issued notice to Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and South Indian actress Tamannaah Bhatia and actor Aju Varghese on a plea seeking ban on online rummy games. It is alleged that these people, being the brand ambassadors of the games, are addicting the youth.

Chief Justice S Manikumar and Justice Anil K Narendran's bench has also issued notice to the state government and summoned the reply.

Thrissur resident Pauly Vadakkan has complained in the High Court that many people in the country have given up their lives after losing a large amount in this online game, so this game should be banned. It is reported that a fortnight ago a 27-year-old youth named Vineet committed suicide in Kuttichal in Thiruvananthapuram after losing Rs 21 lakh. 32-year-old Sajesh, who lost a huge amount in this online game, said that the intervention of the High Court in this case is welcome. "I know many people who have lost huge amounts. I myself have lost six lakh rupees".

Big role in attracting youth

He said that brand ambassadors play a big role in attracting youth towards this game and they get addicted to it very soon. "I myself have had to seek medical advice to get out of it. Therefore, the court should definitely ban it," he said.

Virat Kohli returned to India after playing a Test match against Australia and he is going to return against England in the year 2021. India has to take part in 5 T20 matches and then three ODIs after the four-match Test series against England.

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