Indian skipper Virat Kohli has landed in a fresh controversy. Kohli has told a fan he should leave India when a fan had said he likes to see Australian and England batsmen in action more than the Indian batsmen. The Indian talisman was irked by the same and told the fan to leave India if this is the case.
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Kohli further questioned the fan that why he is living in India then? The Indian captain asked the fan to live somewhere else. However, this comment of Virat Kohli’s didn’t go well down with the social media. Thus, Kohli was slammed for his controversial comment.
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A fan had asked Virat Kohli, “Over-rated batsman. Personally, I see nothing special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians.”
Subsequently, this statement of the fan went on to irk the Indian captain. Kohli then asked the fan to get his priorities right.
Virat Kohli said, “Okay, I don’t think you should live in India then… you should go and live somewhere else no. Why are you living in our country and loving other countries? I don’t mind you not liking me but I don’t think you should live in our country and like other things. Get your priorities right.”
In fact, after the inception of the Indian Premier League, the foreign players have received a lot of love in India. The likes of AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle are welcomed with open arms. Furthermore, these players have admitted they see India as their second home.
However, Virat Kohli comment has drawn a lot of flak. Therefore, the Indian skipper should be careful before making such statements.
Here is Virat Kohli statement:
Virat Kohli "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" pic.twitter.com/YbPG97Auyn
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) November 6, 2018
Here is how Twitterati slammed Virat Kohli:
— Swaraj Faujdar (@faujdar_swaraj) November 7, 2018
Let alone fans of other country's batsman, what are non-fans of cricket supposed to do?
— Gireesh (@GireeshS22) November 7, 2018
@imVkohli He is Modi bhakt & next tym when a fan loves other international batsmen, He would say Go to Pakistan.
— The Wolf (@wolf25_the) 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
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
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
— 777contrails (@flybouy777) November 7, 2018
Isn't Kohli a Federer fan?
He should leave India for liking Federer over Yuki or Saketh or Ram. https://t.co/GZPn34uA1R
— Mihir (@memehir_) November 7, 2018