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“It was a very stupid comment to make” – BCCI official reacts to Kohli’s ‘leave India’ remark

The CoA is also investigating the matter.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli India. (Photo by Subir Halder/India Today Group/Getty Images)

Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, has been greeted with severe criticism after he slammed a supporter in his recently launched official application. The fan said that he doesn’t find anything special on Virat’s batting and he prefers watching the Australian and English cricketers weave their magic on the cricket pitch. The comments didn’t go down well with the 30-year-old.

He retaliated, saying that the person should leave the country if he can’t like his own countrymen. Thereafter, people have laid into the Delhi-born cricketer for his insensitive remarks, though a few of them have stood beside the experienced campaigner. Recently, Kohli wished everyone on the occasion of Diwali and even on that post, fans ripped him to shreds.

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He should have been more careful

Even the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) mentioned that Virat might have violated his contract with his remarks. The world’s richest cricket board has again lashed out at him and didn’t mince any words while saying that the cricketer needed to be cautious. Moreover, he was also asked to show his gratitude to the supporters.

“It was a very stupid comment to make. He should have been more careful. He must understand that the kind of money he is earning is because Indian fans have invested in this game. But again the comment was made on his private forum or business initiative. He hasn’t used a BCCI platform so that’s also an issue,” a BCCI official was quoted as saying in www.latestly.com.

In a recent development, it has also been learned that the Supreme Court-appointed two-member panel Committee of Administrators (CoA) is set to delve deep into the controversial video. Kohli recently played the five-match ODI series against Windies and is next scheduled to take the field in India’s three-match T20I series against Australia, which gets underway on November 21 at The Gabba in Brisbane.

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