Babulal Bariya, a 63-year old man from Madhya Pradesh, poured kerosene over himself and set himself on fire on Friday after India cricket captain Virat Kohli got out for five runs in the first innings of the first Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Babulal succumbed to injuries and died on Tuesday.
Babulal Bairva was a retired railway employee and a resident of Ratlam district in Madhya Pradesh. According to Do Batti police station Assistant Sub-Inspector, PS Alawa the man himself accept that he was too much upset with Indian skipper wicket. Policemen predicted that he was drunk during the incident but the medical report did not indicate whether Bariya was drunk when he committed suicide. He suffered injuries on his head, hands, and face. His condition was said to be stable, however, he died in hospital today. Virat Kohli got out on the score of just 5 runs off Kagiso Rabada bowling in the first inning of Cape town test match. According to his family, he was a die-hard cricket fan.
South Africa bowled out India on Monday for 135 in their second innings, registering a 72-run victory on the fourth and penultimate day of the opening cricket Test. India will again play against South Africa from 13th January in Centurion. Virat Kohli will surely be looking at that test inning as a farewell inning for his already passed away enthusiast fan, Babulal Bariya.