Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Kohli asks cricket fan to leave India, faces criticism

Kohli asks cricket fan to leave India, faces criticism

"I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians", Kohli reads out aloud in the video.

Writing about Kohli's latest comments, Times of India journalist Dwaipayan Dutta wonders if the cricket captain is "losing perspective" off the field.

Following which the Indian captain replied: "Okay, I don't think you should live in India then, you should go and live somewhere else no".

"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".

While adding that he didn't mind any sort of dislike towards him, the Indian skipper felt that one should get his priorities sorted before posting such comments. 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.

"Virat Kohli's statement is a reflection of the bubble that most famous people either slip into or are forced into", wrote prominent cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle on Twitter. Virat further asked them to get their priorities straight for "loving other countries".

Team India had also requested the BCCI to compensate the players who would be missing the cash-rich league, which is expected to start in the first week of April.

Just like he violated BCCI's contract with Nike when travelling to England to support Puma.

Mumbai: With celebrations of Diwali in full flow, Indian cricket team players wasted no time in celebrating the festival of lights with their families.

Kohli scored 453 runs in the recently concluded one day global series against West Indies.

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