Virat Kohli's statement should be taken in right perspective: Rajeev Shukla

Virat Kohli’s statement should be taken in right perspective: Rajeev Shukla

Kohli found some much needed support from Shukla.

Rajeev Shukla
Rajeev Shukla. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The Indian captain Virat Kohli has been hogging the headlines for all the wrong reasons in the past couple of days. His response to one of the Indian fans for not liking the cricketers from the other cricketers hasn’t gone down well with many. There have been mixed reactions from the current and former cricketers while even the BCCI also came down hard at him for the same. However, the IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla has opened up on the issue and supported Kohli.

After facing the heat for his comments on the official Virat Kohli application, the man himself came up with a tweet on his official Twitter handle saying that he isn’t the man for trolling or getting trolled and prefers using the ‘freedom of choice’ always.

“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,” he tweeted.

He’s unnecessarily dragged into controversy

While speaking to the Quint, Rajeev Shukla felt that Virat Kohli has been dragged into the controversy unnecessarily and his statement should be taken in the right context. He also pointed out that the cricketer was talking in terms of nationalism that one should support Team India.

“As far as Virat Kohli’s statement is concerned, I think it should be taken in the right perspective. He must be talking in terms of nationalism, that you should support team India. However, individuals can be fans of players from other countries as well, but Kohli’s statement should be seen in the right context. It shouldn’t be dragged into controversies unnecessarily,” he said.

With all the criticism around, it is very much likely to be asked many questions when he fronts the media ahead of the Australia tour in the next few days. Having said that, Virat Kohli will be keen on performing well in Australia without letting himself distract over all these issues.

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