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Virat Kohli to approach Pakistan government on fan arrest?

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | BIPIN DANI
Published Jan 30, 2016, 8:34 am IST
Updated Jan 30, 2016, 10:17 am IST
The cricketer’s family say they will consult right people and take the issue forward.
Virat Kohli may approach Pakistan government to exonerate Umar Draz, a Pakistani fan of Kohli, after he was arrested for hoisting tri-colour following India’s win over Australia in Adelaide T20. (Photo: AP)
 Virat Kohli may approach Pakistan government to exonerate Umar Draz, a Pakistani fan of Kohli, after he was arrested for hoisting tri-colour following India’s win over Australia in Adelaide T20. (Photo: AP)

Maldives: India cricketer Virat Kohli's brother, Vikas, has agreed to seek his brother's views on convincing the Pakistan government to exonerate the die-hard fan who has been sent to jail for hoisting the Indian flag on his house-roof in Okara city in Pakistan.

22-year-old Umar Draz, a tailor by profession from Okara district of Punjab province, was produced before a district court on Wednesday who sent him to jail on judicial remand. (Photo: PTI)22-year-old Umar Draz, a tailor by profession from Okara district of Punjab province, was produced before a district court on Wednesday who sent him to jail on judicial remand. (Photo: PTI)

 

Umar Draz, a Pakistani fan of Kohli has been arrested for the crime and has claimed to be ignorant of his country law.

"Yes, we have heard about this incident and feel sorry for the fan,” said Vikas.

"I shall certainly seek Virat's views after the match on Friday. We will also consult the right people and decide whether to approach the Pakistan government,” he added.

Kohli was named Man of the Mach for his unbeaten 59 in the second T20 which India won on Friday.

"We are in a family function today and can't think of the right people to be identified for this appeal at this moment but will surely speak to Virat,” Vikas added.

 

Draz was arrested on January 26 when India had defeated the Australian team in the T20 opener where Kohli scored an unbeaten 90.

Police raided Draz's home and found posters of the cricketer.

Being a very sensitive issue, the report was not extensively covered by the Pakistan media.

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