Indian skipper Virat Kohli has suddenly found himself in the centre of a controversy for all the wrong reasons. In a video which is going viral on social media, Kohli was seen having a go at the fan who said that he likes English and Australian batsmen more than the current Indian batsmen. Reacting to this, Kohli who is known to wear his heart up his sleeve said that he should not live in India if he likes foreign players more than Indian cricketers.
“He (Virat) is an overrated batsman. Nothing seems special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians,” the fan wrote which left Kohli furious as he didn’t hold back in letting his frustration known.
Kohli angrily responded
“I don’t think you should live in India. Go and live somewhere else. Why are you living in our country and loving other countries?” Kohli responded.
“I don’t mind you not liking me. I don’t you should live in our country and like other’s thing. Get your priorities sorted,” he added.
His comments have not gone down well on social media, with many users slamming the Indian skipper.
I like many foreign cricketers, so acc to you @imVkohli i should leave my country! Ok F9, But Tell me why did you chose Italy over India for your wedding destination? Now why don’t you go & settle there? U r asking us to leave india as if you gonna pay for all this😂 #ViratKohli
— Shalini Negi (@negishalini20) November 8, 2018
— H (@Hramblings) November 6, 2018
Kohli’s such a natural narrow-minded jock that this side of his comes through even in something that looks like a scripted PR moment https://t.co/5ACXHckWwV
— Uday Bhatia (@yooday) November 7, 2018
Asking a citizen to leave his own country is not up to you Virat. https://t.co/fGrEjYvQNU
— Narayan (@thenarayan_) November 7, 2018
— UnComfortably Dumb (@DudheBhate) November 7, 2018
@imVkohli @ICC @CAComms @ECB_cricket isn’t it our democracy and rights to love a player of our own choice. Just coz we are from India it doesn’t mean we should hate other countries.
Can you make a video again and tell that other than Indians none should like our country? pic.twitter.com/JoUIQw4zkl
— Anirudh karthik (@Anirudh_d_jack) November 7, 2018
Much the same way people of Indian origin in Australia and England cheer for India whilst enjoying the perks of being citizens of those countries. What say @imVkohli ? Please ask all NRIs to support the baggy green on your tour to Australia next month https://t.co/ZPlLWmohc9
— Asif (@asif737NG) November 7, 2018
@imVkohli hamaari marzi hume jo achha lgta hai woh lgta hai.Teri jal rahi? Toh you better should leave India.
— Rishabh Asrani (@Rishabh_Asrani) November 7, 2018
Kohli has been in great form with the bat off late. He scored three back to back tons in the ODI series the Windies, besides getting to 10000 ODI runs and breaking a plethora of other records as well. Away from the game for a bit, Kohli will be back to lead India in their upcoming tour to Australia.
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