Kohli asks cricket fan to leave India, faces criticism

Doug Mendoza
November 8, 2018

Virat Kohli told a cricket fan to leave India if he likes English and Australian cricketers more than Indian players, the Times of India reported. "I enjoy watching English and Australian batsman more than these Indians".

In a video available on his newly released app, Kohli was reading out messages from his fans. Why are you living in our country and loving other countries?

Virat Kohli was quick to hit the critic out of the park saying, "Okay, I don't think you should live in India then... you should go and live somewhere else, no? Get your priorities right", Kohli replied.

Meanwhile, Kohli is now the No 1 batsman in Tests and ODIs and hence it did not go down well with.

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.

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli wants team's star pacers to skip the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) so that they can be "fresh and fit" for the forthcoming ICC World Cup 2019. I loved to watch Sunil Gavaskar bat, but also loved watching (Gordon) Greenidge, (Desmond) Haynes and Viv Richards.

"I think this has to do with respecting cricketing excellence without any thoughts about geographical or political boundaries".

This isn't the first time Kohli has been in the spotlight for controversial statements.

Kohli has been rested for India's ongoing T20I series against West Indies, which they have already sealed 2-0 with one game to play. The BCCI's revenue will fall, and consequently the players' fees. "Just like he violated BCCI's contract with Nike when travelling to England to support Puma", a BCCI official said.

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