Published On : Wed, Jan 27th, 2016

Die-hard fan of Virat Kohli’s held in Pakistan for hoisting Indian flag

The Pakistan based fan had poster size photographs of Virat Kohli pasted on the walls of his house.

Virat KohliNew Delhi/Nagpur: Sometimes die-hard fans of musicians, sports etc do about anything for their idols. A Pakistan based die-hard fan of Indian batsman Virat Kohli was been arrested for hoisting the Indian Tri-colour on top of his home in Punjab Province to display his love for the cricketer.

The die-hard fan identified as Umar Draz, from Okara district of Punjab province, about 200 km from Lahore, was arrested on a complaint that he had hoisted the Indian flag on the rooftop of his house. However, when some official and neighbours noticed it, they complained to the police who raided his home on January 26, 2016.

According to the police official Muhammad Jamil, they raided the house of Umar Draz and seized the Indian flag from his rooftop.

He added that the police have arrested Draz and have registered a case under the ‘Maintenance of Public Order’. He was presented in court the same day and was remanded into police custody. Draz turned out to be a big fan of India’s Test Cricket team captain Virat Kohli.

On the other hand Draz while speaking to media personnel said that he is a big fan of Virat Kohli. He claimed that he supports the Indian team because of Kohli. He added that he had hoisted the Indian flag on the rooftop of his house to show his love for the Indian cricketer.

Draz said he had no idea that he committed a crime and urged authorities to pardon him. He said he should be seen as an Indian cricketer’s fan and not as a spy. Poster size photographs of Kohli were also found pasted on the walls of his house.