Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli found himself in a spot on Friday after a video on social media during the launch of his app saw him criticising a fan who said he preferred watching English and Australian batsmen instead of Indians.
Kohli was recording a session for his official app and while scrolling through his social media feed, came across a comment in which a certain user is criticising Kohli and calling him overrated while admiring the Australian and English batsmen.
“Overrated 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, in turn, took a dig at a fan and 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.”
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
FFS! Everybody in India wants to be worshipped blindly. Virat Kohli wants Indian fans who don’t support him to move out of India. What else to expect from someone who regularly endorses Modi. pic.twitter.com/49AlEpItWo— Saif (@isaifpatel) November 7, 2018
The latest blabbering by @imVkohli shouldn't be taken too seriously.— Akash Banerjee (@akashbanerjee) November 7, 2018
In the month of November, he tends to go off the rails.
This is nothing compared to what he said 2 years ago. 😲🤔😋 pic.twitter.com/WqElQmrohj
Unexpectedly churlish of Virat to go down this route. Millions from other countries idolise him. https://t.co/gw6ZAX3EFo— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) 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.— Anirudh karthik (@Anirudh_d_jack) November 7, 2018
Can you make a video again and tell that other than Indians none should like our country? pic.twitter.com/JoUIQw4zkl