Virat Kohli sparks controversy after he asks fan to 'leave' India

Annette Crawford
November 8, 2018

(Web Desk) - Indian skipper Virat Kohli is being heavily trolled on social media sites after he asked a fan to "leave India" over not liking Indian batsmen. Kohli was reportedly reading out messages sent to him and responding to them. Why are you living in our country and loving other countries?

"I don't think you should live in India, go and live somewhere else", Kohli told him in a video recording. He added that the fan should get his "priorities straight".

A day after Twitter was aghast over Virat Kohli's suggestion that those who don't like watching Indian batters can consider migrating, ace commentator Harsha Bhogle has lent his voice to the controversy. I loved to watch Sunil Gavaskar bat, but also loved watching (Gordon) Greenidge, (Desmond) Haynes and Viv Richards.

Kohli read a social media message by a certain user who said that Indian batsmen are overrated and he preferred British and Australian batsmen.

"I think this has to do with respecting cricketing excellence without any thoughts about geographical or political boundaries", he continued. However, the focus will be on how Virat Kohli and his men perform in the Tests for the reason that they haven't been able to do much in their previous couple of series in 2011 and 2014 respectively. "Yes, I can like and endorse worldwide brands because I am getting money for it". In fact, many have found Kohli's statement hypocritical considering he once called South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs his favourite cricketer.

In response, Kohli came with a freaky reply asking the fan to leave India. The BCCI's revenue will fall, and consequently the players' fees. "He is a great player and it's time to try and be a great human being".

In the recently-concluded ODI series against West Indies, Kohli also surpassed Sachin Tendulkar's record to become the fastest to scale the 10,000 runs milestone in the 50-over format of the game.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.

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