Indian skipper Virat Kohli is known for his aggressive attitude on the field as well as off the field. And on several occasions, this blunt behavior has costed him dearly. And now the same has happened as he went through severe criticism for asking a fan to leave India.
What is the incident?
The right-hand batsman was having a session where he answered hate messages sent to him. One person had stated that he enjoys watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indian batsmen. Speaking about Virat, the fan said that Kohli is an over-rated batsman and personally, he sees nothing special in his batting.
The Indian skipper was certainly taken aback by this comment and replied the fan in a stern manager. Virat said that he doesn’t think that the person should live in India and he asked him to go and live somewhere else.
He asked the fan why is he living in our country and loving other countries? However, Kohli also made it clear that he doesn’t mind the fan not liking him but he doesn’t think that a person should live in our country and like other things. Virat further asked the person to get his 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
This response by Kohli didn’t go well with the fans and they backlashed the Indian batsman.
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Kohli criticized for his comments
Several fans didn’t appreciate Kohli’s comments in which he asked the person to leave India if he doesn’t like Indian cricketers. And these fans slammed the right-hand batsman on Twitter.
Isn't Kohli a Federer fan?
He should leave India for liking Federer over Yuki or Saketh or Ram. https://t.co/GZPn34uA1R
— Mihir (@_buggywhip) November 7, 2018
This is different form of 'Go to Pakistan' type message. https://t.co/nCLMhXTA9n
— شمشیر (@shamshir_gaya) November 7, 2018
He's advanced & ultra-modern version of ‘ Border pe hamare jawan marr rhe hai aur tu Mohamed Amir ko like karta hai ’. https://t.co/WHPc06Fo4a
— Raees Ahmed (@raeesahmed_) November 6, 2018
Kohli's such a natural narrow-minded jock that this side of his comes through even in something that looks like a scripted PR moment https://t.co/5ACXHckWwV
— Uday Bhatia (@yooday) November 7, 2018
Much the same way people of Indian origin in Australia and England cheer for India whilst enjoying the perks of being citizens of those countries. What say @imVkohli ? Please ask all NRIs to support the baggy green on your tour to Australia next month https://t.co/ZPlLWmohc9
— Asif (@asif737NG) November 7, 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
— Zoo Bear (@zoo_bear) November 7, 2018
So that’s the way to reply?
Why is he behaving like a politician & why the hell that fan should leave the country just bcz he likes some other cricketer?
Indians do lack sportsmanship spirit they said well said, Fans were pathetic from the start & Now kohli is becomin 1 too
— Mr.Anonymous🤴🏻 (@imtheguy007) November 6, 2018
— H (@Hramblings) November 6, 2018
Kohli’s blunt nature
This is not the first time the Indian skipper has come under the scanner for making bold and controversial statements. In the past, he was criticized for uploading a video where his wife Anushka Sharma slammed a person for throwing garbage on the road.