Virat Kohli: 'Trolling isn't for me guys, I'll stick to getting trolled'

A file photo of Virat Kohli. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 08, 2018, 09.14 PM (IST)

Virat Kohli has responded to the severe backlash that he faced when he recently asked a fan to "leave India" for liking foreign batsmen more.

Indian skipper, who has been rested from the ongoing three-match T20I series against West Indies, took to Twitter to justify his earlier remarks that sparked a controversy.

"I guess trolling isn't for me guys, I'll stick to getting trolled! I spoke about how "these Indians" was mentioned in the comment and that's all. I’m all for freedom of choice. Keep it light guys and enjoy the festive season. Love and peace to all," wrote Virat on his official Twitter handle.

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On Wednesday a video went viral on social networking sites in which Kohli was seen asking the fan to set the priorities right or should leave the country for not liking the national cricket team.

As per media reports, the video was recorded by the 30-year-old as part of the promotions for his newly launched app, Virat Kohli Official App. The application was launched on Kohli's 30th birthday on Monday.

"Over-rated batsman and personally I see nothing special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians," Virat Kohli read out the fans tweet.

In response, Virat 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."