Virat Kohli is no stranger to controversies after his on-field aggression has made news on multiple occasions. However, this time, the Indian cricket team skipper found himself at the receiving end of a major backlash on social media after he asked a cricket fan to ‘leave India’ after he said that he likes watching Australian and English batsmen more than the Indian ones.
In a video available on his newly released app, Kohli was reading out messages from his fans. Then, he read out a message which said – “Over-rated batsman and personally I see nothing special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians.”
The message did not go down well with Kohli who answered – “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? 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.”
Kohli’s response has drawn a huge amount of criticism from social media users and here are some of the tweets –
Unexpectedly churlish of Virat to go down this route. Millions from other countries idolise him.Zoo Bear@zoo_bear
Indian Captain @imVkohli wants Indians who enjoy Australian and English batting more than Indian batting to move out of India and stay in those countries.
@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?