BCCI upset over Virat Kohli's 'leave India' comment

Tanya Simon
November 8, 2018

Meanwhile, Kohli is now the No 1 batsman in Tests and ODIs and hence it did not go down well with.

Kohli, who launched the "Virat Kohli Official App" on his 30th birthday on Monday, faced the backlash after his reaction to a fan, who confessed his preference for English and Australian cricketers over Kohli's blue brigade. "Personally, I see nothing special in his batting". "Why are you living in our country and loving other countries?" he replied.

Virat Kohli was quick to hit the critic out of the park saying, "Okay, I don't think you should live in India then... you should go and live somewhere else, no? Get your priorities right", Kohli said.

His outburst prompted a backlash on social media from cricket lovers across India.

Virat Kohli's recent comments about asking a fan to 'leave India' has apparently not gone down too well with the BCCI.

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"Kohli is highly arrogant and that is one trait which is his Achilles heel", tweeted another user.

The Indian cricket team skipper took to Twitter on Thursday and wrote:"I guess trolling isn't for me guys, I'll stick to getting trolled!"

"I think this has to do with respecting cricketing excellence without any thoughts about geographical or political boundaries", he continued. In fact, many have found Kohli's statement hypocritical considering he once called South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs his favourite cricketer.

Team India also suggested that BCCI should compensate the players who would miss the T20 extravagant for the World Cup. He also crossed the 10,000-run mark this year and surpassed legendary Sachin Tendulkar becoming the fastest batsman in the history of the sport to do so. Kohli is now not in action for Team India as he was rested for the ongoing T20I series against West Indies.

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