Virat Kohli causes uproar with 'leave India' comment

Aubrey Yates
November 8, 2018

The words definitely didn't go down well with the Delhi-born cricketer and he bashed the fan, mentioning that he should leave India if he doesn't like the Indian players.

Virat Kohli has embroiled himself in fresh controversy after video footage on social media showed the Indian captain saying that "those who prefer English and Australian batsmen should not live in India". "I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians".

Some Twitter users have also picked out his self-introductory video during the 2008 U-19 World Cup, where he was seen mentioning former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs as his favourite cricketer.

He was responding to messages during the launch of his mobile app on Monday. Finally, it seems he has a backer in Dr. Subramanian Swamy, who feels there is nothing wrong with Kohli's statement as we live in a country where everyone has the right to Freedom of Speech.

"He [Virat] is an overrated batsman", the fan wrote.

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Somehow, the senior BJP leader's statement did not go down well with fans who trolled Swamy.

These words by Indian skipper Virat Kohli has set social media abuzz.

While adding that he didn't mind any sort of dislike towards him, the Indian skipper felt that one should get his priorities sorted before posting such comments.

The 30-year-old cricketer has been hailed as one of the greatest batsmen in the world and is often touted as India's cricket megastar since national legend Sachin Tendulkar retired in 2013.

Kohli scored 453 runs in the recently concluded one day worldwide series against West Indies.

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