Kohli asks cricket fan to leave India, faces criticism

Rex Christensen
November 8, 2018

"I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians", Kohli reads out aloud in the video.

One person had said that Kohli is overrated and that it is more enjoyable to watch batsmen from Australia and England. Kohli was responding to a "mean" comment by a fan who felt the Indian skipper is an over-rated batsman. Why are you living in our country and loving other countries?

This led Kohli to reply: "Okay, I don't think you should live in India then... you should go and live somewhere else no". He added that the fan should get his "priorities straight".

According to The Indian Express, Kohli made the comment while reading out a tweet when he was promoting his newly launched app - Virat Kohli Official App.

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

Interestingly, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane did not make any request to rest the batsmen.

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. Bhogle talks of the bubble Indian cricketers usually live in and that they only want to hear good things about themselves and take offense when something they do not like is said to them.

The suggestion from the team was that BCCI should compensate the players who miss the cash-rich tournament. "He is a great player and it's time to try and be a great human being". He also crossed the 10,000-run mark this year and surpassed legendary Sachin Tendulkar becoming the fastest batsman in the history of the sport to do so.

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