On Friday, a 63-year-old man living in Madhya Pradesh used kerosene to set himself on fire after getting to know that Virat Kohli made only five runs in the first innings of the first test match between India and South Africa in Newlands, Cape Town. He was taken to the hospital immediately, but the victim Babulal Bariya lost his life and died on Tuesday morning.
Babulal was a retired railway officer and a die-hard Virat Kohli fan who lived in Ambedkar Nagar of Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh.
A source reported, Bariya was upset that Virat Kohli got out very early in the match.
Sub-inspector, Pyarsingh Alave, who is investigating the case has said, "Bariya retired from railways recently. He was probably drunk and immolated himself while watching the match after Kohli's dismissal. Prima facie that is what the cause of death looks like. In his dying declaration, Bariya said that he was upset over Kohli's wicket. The family said that he was a cricket fan."
And sadly, one of his two sons had also committed suicide in the year 2009, says Pyarsingh. Meanwhile, the case is already registered, and further investigation is being carried out.
Skipper Virat Kohli's team lost to South Africa by 72 runs.
That's all, folks!