Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has courted controversy after he told a fan to not live in India if he doesn’t like Indian batsmen.
In a video that has gone viral and is available on his newly released app, Kohli was reading tweets and Instagram messages before coming across an user, who said the Indian mainstay has nothing special in his batting.
"Over-rated batsman and personally I see nothing special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians," Kohli read out the tweet.
Kohli responded, "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."
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Many took to Twitter to express disappointment over Kohli’s comments.
Dhoni is a fan of Gilchrist, Tendulkar a fan of Bradman, Irfan Pathan cleary idolized Wasim Akram, Ganguly of Gower...and according to Kohli, all of them shld leave the country. U become a great player with ur on field displays..u become a legend how u conduct urself off it?— Ajay Singh (@Huskarl1986) November 7, 2018
Just when you think Virat Kohli could do nothing wrong. https://t.co/VKQPdEFahk— Narayanan S (@narayanantweaks) November 7, 2018
Kohli ,Gambhir and Sehwag all live up to the expectations of stereotypical Delhi boys. All Dumb and obnoxious as they come. https://t.co/DtAsh9bD4n— Raktim Mittra (@raktimmittra) November 7, 2018
This is rubbish from.Kohli.— Jayakumar Dhandapani (@JayakumarDhanda) November 7, 2018
I like Lara than Tendulkar. I like Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Ambrose than any other Indian fast bowlers. It's my wish and I live in Tamilnadu.
The tweet was mean and it might as well be a PR Stunt but Kohli's logic is ridiculous.Indians have enjoyed and will continue to embrace world class cricketers across boundaries. #Kohli— Aadithya (@fluid_sarcasm) November 7, 2018
Virat kohli ko bhi Bjp ne Loksabha Ticket ka vaada to nahi kar diya hai ❓❓— pradeep gupta (@68pradeepgupta) November 7, 2018
He is obessesed with himself. It is ok to support a different a country; being an Indian. #Kohli— ? (@arenlaa) November 7, 2018
"Why are you living in our country and loving other countries? I don't think you should live in our country and like others' things."— Pradyumna Deshpande (@PradyumnaDeshp1) November 7, 2018
-Virat Kohli @imVkohli
Sir ji, game videshi aur baatein desh bhakt wali. Tussi great ho!
Great batsman but not a good idol.
Mr Kohli check your performance at England in last tour .And who r u to challenge nationality. https://t.co/xZXptvoSoC— Alok Khatore (@AlokKhatore1) November 7, 2018
(With inputs from PTI)
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