Virat Kohli may have violated his central contract with ‘leave India’ statement

“We, at the BCCI value our cricket fans."

Virat Kohli
India skipper Virat Kohli reacts after being dismissed. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Virat Kohli, the 30-year-old Indian captain, is a personality, who doesn’t prefer to hold himself back while sharing his opinions on various topics. He is undoubtedly one of the greatest cricketers India have ever produced, but questions surrounding his aggressive behaviour have often been raised. Recently, one such incident took place where Virat lost his cool and lashed out at a supporter.

The fan mentioned that he doesn’t find anything special in Kohli and that he likes to watch the Australian and English batsmen ply their trade. The words definitely didn’t go down well with the Delhi-born cricketer and he bashed the fan, mentioning that he should leave India if he doesn’t like the Indian players. However, Virat also said that he doesn’t have any problem with the fan not liking him.

In the meantime, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been irked by Virat’s outrageous comments as per reports in the Times of India (TOI). An undisclosed official of the world’s richest cricket board also went on to mention that Virat has violated his central contract with the outburst. BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary also talked about the matter.

It’s time to try and be a great human being

“Virat needs to understand that if the fans go away to other countries, then no Puma etc. will want to sign him for ₹100 crores. The BCCI’s revenue will fall, and consequently the players’ fees. If he checks his contract, he may find that he may have violated his contract with this statement.

Just like he violated BCCI’s contract with Nike when travelling to England to support Puma. He should walk the talk and support the BCCI’s partners rather than focusing on private endorsements. He is a great player and it’s time to try and be a great human being,” the official remarked.

“We, at the BCCI value our cricket fans and respect them and their choices. I loved to watch Sunil Gavaskar bat, but also loved watching (Gordon) Greenidge, (Desmond) Haynes and Viv Richards. I loved watching Sachin, Viru (Virender Sehwag), Sourav (Ganguly), VVS (Laxman), Rahul (Dravid) bat but also loved Mark Waugh, Brian Lara and so many others.

Shane Warne for me has been the most exciting spinner to watch, but one felt the most thrill when Anil (Kumble) was bowling. Kapil Dev on song was a delight to watch as were (Richard) Hadlee, (Ian) Botham and Imran (Khan). I think this has to do with respecting cricketing excellence without any thoughts about geographical or political boundaries,” Chaudhary mentioned.

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