Twitter lashes out at Virat Kohli for suggesting a fan to leave India

Twitter lashes out at Virat Kohli for suggesting a fan to leave India

"He is an overrated batsman. Nothing seems special in his batting," a fan had commented about him.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo by Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

Virat Kohli and Team India have been on a winning spree in the limited-overs format this year. They are currently playing the T20I series against the Windies (Kohli is rested) and have already won two games in the three-match contest. In the preceding ODI series, Kohli broke records by scoring 453 runs in the five outings and went on to smash three consecutive tons. Meanwhile, the Indian captain was irked with one of the Indian fans not liking him and the Indian cricketers and suggested him to leave the country.

The 30-year-old launched his own application on the occasion of his birthday on November 5 and did a Q&A session with the fans in one of the videos. During the same, one Indian fans clearly stated that he doesn’t see anything special in Kohli’s batting and would rather prefer watching Australian or England batsmen play.

“He is an overrated batsman. Nothing seems special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsman more than these Indians,” the comment read.

Kohli’s response

Virat Kohli didn’t express his disappointed but it was clearly visible on his face as he requested the fan to leave the country. He was of the opinion that if one is staying in India and not liking Indian things then he shouldn’t live in India. However, Kohli also clarified that he is fine with the fact that the fan doesn’t like him.

“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, he responded.

Meanwhile, Twitterati is not at all pleased with Kohli’s gesture as they pointed out how Herschelle Gibbs was his favourite cricketer during his U19 days. A few of them also reminded Indian captain that even he went abroad to get married to Anushka Sharma and questioned his statement of asking to leave a fan for liking Australian and England cricketers.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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