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Virat Kohli fined not for slow run rate, but for using drinking water to wash car

The Rs 500-fine was imposed after a domestic help was found cleaning a car with running water from a pipe outside Kohli's DLF Phase 1 residence here, an official said.

By: Sports Desk | Gurgaon |
Updated: June 9, 2019 9:36:36 am
Virat Kohli has shifted to Gurgaon from his Delhi residence. (Source: Express Archive)

India cricket captain Virat Kohli hit the headlines not due to the Cricket World Cup but for other reasons. Virat Kohli has been fined by the Gurgaon Municipal Corporation for wastage of drinking water at his house in the city.

The Rs 500-fine was imposed after a domestic help was found cleaning a car with running water from a pipe outside Kohli’s DLF Phase 1 residence. A municipality official has confirmed it to media.

“A penalty of Rs 500 was immediately imposed as per rules on Wednesday and the fine amount was also remitted. The worker was using running water to clean the car, leading to wastage of water,” PTI quoted Public Relation Officer, Gurgaon Municipal Corporation, SS Rohilla, as saying.

Rohilla said the civic body had taken cognizance of the matter during the inspection in the area. “Various teams of the civic body go around inspecting water wastage in the city and had taken cognisance of the matter. Gurgaon has a canal-based water supply system,” he said.

“We issue advisories from time to time, requesting people to judiciously use drinking water. Whether supply water or groundwater, if spent like this gets wasted. In this case, the worker could have used a bucket instead of running water,” the officer said.

He said this was not a standalone case in which penalty has been imposed for wasting water, adding a lot of times people are found wasting water during gardening as well.

Kohli is currently in England where he is leading the Indian team in the Cricket World Cup.

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