Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who has been rested from the ongoing three-match T20I series against West Indies, sparked a controversy after he asked a fan to leave India for liking foreign batsmen more.
In a video that is doing rounds on the Internet, Kohli can be 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.”
The reply did not go down well with the Twitterati, who lamented and attacked Kohli for telling someone to leave the country just because he/she doesn't like Indian batsmen.
Married in a foreign country
Supports foreign countries in other sports
Plays a sport originating from a foreign country instead of playing kabaddi
Talks in a foreign language many times
Wears foreign dresses
Is he in his right mind speaking those words now?
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