Virat Kohli served legal notice by Kerala High Court

Virat Kohli served legal notice by Kerala High Court

The Indian batting maestro will return to the playing arena next month.

Virat Kohli captain of India
Virat Kohli captain of India. (Photo by Philip Brown/Popperfoto/Popperfoto via Getty Images)

The life of a celebrity is not easy. They are always under the glare of the media, and there is also constant attention that follows a celebrity everywhere he or she goes. In the age of social media, every act of theirs is monitored, and the celebrity lives a life on the knife’s edge.

Just ask Virat Kohli, and he will tell you how it is. Recently, the Indian skipper, who is the most followed Indian on Instagram was served a legal notice from the Kerala High Court for promoting online rummy. Apart from Kohli, the other two celebrities who were also served a legal notice are actors Tamannaah Bhatia and Aju Varghese.

In fact, it is to be noted here that the Kerala Government had already passed an Act in the year 1960 and declared rummy as an offence. According to Mathrubhumi website, Thissur native Poly Varghese was the petitioner who moved the court to file a complaint against the celebrities. The petitioner alleged that the brand ambassadors played a key role in influencing people and made them play online rummy.

Virat Kohli will return to action next month

As far as Kohli’s on-field commitments are concerned, the Indian batting maestro will return to the playing arena next month and will lead his side in the first Test against England in Chennai on February 5th, 2021. Kohli had departed to India after the first Test against Australia in December at the Adelaide Oval for the birth of his first child.

And, the Indian skipper welcomed his little princess to the world on January 11th, 2021. His joy knew no bounds, and he shared the happy news on all the social media platforms.

In the absence of Kohli and several other key players, the Indian team scripted history in the land of the kangaroos. Led by a spirited Ajinkya Rahane, the Indian side breached the Australian fortress at The Gabba, as Australia lost a Test match in Brisbane for the first time in more than three decades. India won the Test series 2-1 and retained the Border Gavaskar trophy.

India’s next assignment against England will be a grueling one, as the Joe Root led side are landing in Indian shores after having inflicted a whitewash on Sri Lanka in sub-continental conditions. Meanwhile, it also remains to be seen if further course of action will be taken against these high-profile celebrities.