New Delhi: Virat Kohli has found himself embroiled in a controversy over his “I don’t think you should live in India” response to an enthusiast who called the skipper “overrated” while expressing his admiration for English and Australian batsmen.
In a video that has gone viral for all the wrong reasons and available on his newly released app, Kohli was reading tweets and Instagram messages before coming across a user, who said the Indian batsman has nothing special in his batting.
“Over-rated batsman and personally I see nothing special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians,” Kohli read out the cricket enthusiast’s message.
Far from being pleased with the fan’s observation, Kohli responded, “Okay, I don’t think you should live in India then you should go and live somewhere else, no? Why are you living in our country and loving other countries? I don’t mind you not liking me but I don’t think you should live in our country and like other things. Get your priorities right.”
Kohli launched his mobile app on his 30th birthday on November 5.
His remarks did not go down well with the Twitterati who trolled him for making what they felt were unsavoury comments.
Recently, Kohli became the fastest batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs. Kohli was recently praised by West Indies legend Brian Lara and former South Africa captain Graeme Smith for his insatiable hunger for success.