Lahore: A 22-year old Pakistani man was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment after he was arrested for showing his support for ace Indian cricketer Virat Kohli by hoisting the Indian tricolor at his home in Pakistan’s Punjab province.
Umar Draz, a tailor by profession, was arrested on January 26, when India beat Australia in a T-20 match and Kohli scored 90 runs. The police raided his home following a complaint that he hoisted the Indian flag on the rooftop of his house.
Draz said that he hoisted the Indian flag on his rooftop only to show his love for the Indian cricketer.
“I am a big fan of Virat Kohli. I support the Indian team because of Kohli. Hoisting of Indian flag on the rooftop of house only shows my love for the Indian cricketer," he told the reporters.
Meanwhile, the Police seized posters of Virat Kohli pasted on the walls of Draz’s house and have registered under section 123-A (acts of damaging the sovereignty of the country) 16 Maintenance of Public Order against him.