‘I am all for freedom of choice’ – Virat Kohli clarifies his stance on ‘leave India’ remark
"I don’t think you should live in India. Go and live somewhere else," Kohli had responded to a fan.
Published - Nov 8, 2018 7:05 pm | Updated - Nov 8, 2018 7:21 pm
During the festive season in India, the cricket team’s skipper Virat Kohli invited a controversy over his comments on the fans liking the cricketers from the other countries. He suggested such people to leave India and the video of the same went viral in no time as many lashed out at Kohli for the same. Moreover, even the BCCI came down hard at him for violating the central contract.
Kohli launched his own application on the occasion of his birthday on November 5 and responded to the comments of a few fans in a video. One of the fans, had called him the overrated batsman and even went on to say that he would rather prefer watching the England and Australian cricketers as there is nothing special in 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? I don’t mind you not liking me. I don’t think you should live in our country and like other’s thing. Get your priorities sorted,” Virat Kohli had said when one of the fans had called him overrated batsman.
Kohli’s clarification tweet
However, the man himself has come up with a clarification on the matter now and has highlighted his ‘freedom for choice’ while funnily saying that he doesn’t mind getting trolled. “I guess trolling isn’t for me guys, I’ll stick to getting trolled! I spoke about how “these Indians” was mentioned in the comment and that’s all. I’m all for freedom of choice. Keep it light guys and enjoy the festive season. Love and peace to all,” the 30-year-old wrote in his tweet.
With this statement, he has cleared that he had no wrong intentions but with the ‘freedom of choice’, Kohli also indicated that he will speak up whatever he feels is right. The reactions from the fans over this will be interesting now.
Here’s Kohli’s tweet:
I guess trolling isn't for me guys, I'll stick to getting trolled! 😁
I spoke about how "these Indians" was mentioned in the comment and that's all. I’m all for freedom of choice. 🙏 Keep it light guys and enjoy the festive season. Love and peace to all. ✌😊
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 8, 2018