Cricket is considered a religion in India. The game has a massive fan following with people from all age groups following the sport wholeheartedly. The crazy fan-following also leads to several debates between the fans who are always arguing about who’s the best between their two favourite players. A horrific incident has come to light from Tamil Nadu where a similar harmless debate between two people ended in a brutal murder.
The incident involves cricket fan S Dharmaraj, who has been accused of killing 24-year-old P Vignesh, and both hail from Poyyur village in Ariyalur district. Police said he had allegedly killed his friend after a drunken brawl over who was a better cricketer – Rohit Sharma or Virat Kohli.
According to reports, P Vignesh (26) and S Dharmaraj (21), both cricket fans, got into a verbal spat over the sport on Tuesday. Vignesh, a Mumbai franchise fan, disparaged Virat Kohli and the Bangalore franchise, which irritated Dharmaraj. The argument quickly evolved into a physical battle, and Dharmaraj attacked his friend Vignesh with a bottle, then with a cricket bat, before fleeing the spot.
“Both had consumed liquor. As per the initial investigation, Vignesh was supporting the Mumbai franchise in the Indian T20 League while Dharmaraj was a Bangalore franchise supporter,” Keelapalur police said.
“During the course of their debate, Vignesh had allegedly mocked Bangalore 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 Bangalore 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,” officials said.
The incident has sent shockwaves across the nation as fans are condemning the appalling incident. Amid all this, ‘arrest Virat Kohli’ has been trending on Twitter as people are asking for justice for the deceased. Police have arrested Dharmaraj after a murder complaint was filed against him.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to this incident:
— Mihika Choubey (@mihikachoubey) October 15, 2022
What's The Virat kohli Fault in it .
The Murderer Was Drunked like You As All Of you People's Are tweeting as Same.
Making The Trend #ArrestKohli
These all Are Jealous of him nd Don't Have Any Other Work to do Instead of Tweeting.
So focus on Some good Work.
Peace Up?? https://t.co/PsEJ4Cqh1o
— Anmol Bisht (@anmolbishtt) October 15, 2022
— Anshuman Mahapatra (@AmAnshuBhai) October 15, 2022
Now i understand why one Indian virat kohli fan kill another rohit fans because u guy's are so toxic and always have negatives vibes Indian fans are one of wrost in the world go argue with the wall
— ATIF KHAN (@king_khaan07) October 15, 2022
— ????? ?? (@RofiedAyush) October 15, 2022
#ArrestKohli request to stop this trend …this is not @imVkohli fault or @RCBTweets or @ImRo45 or @mipaltan …request all fans of VK and Rohit sharma to stop this ??we are all #Indian then #Rcb or #MI or #CSK or other team..Support for #IndianCricketTeam …
— Sharat Srivatsa N (@srivatsa_sharat) October 15, 2022
#ArrestKohli Trends after Virat Kohli Fan Murders Rohit Sharma Supporter in Tamil Nadu.
There is No Logic to arrest Kohli. It's not Virat Kohli's fault., It's looking like a joke.
Useless trend on twitter.
"Total chutiyapa" ?
— kamlesh_nirmit (@kamlesh05061572) October 15, 2022
?? ???? ?? ?? ??????????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ????? ??????? #ArrestKohli
— Vivek Kumar (@VivekKu64023371) October 15, 2022
— Jatin Vishwakarma (@Curious_Jatin01) October 15, 2022