Virat Kohli has found himself entangled in a controversy after suggesting that Indian cricket fans who support overseas batsmen over those from their national team should leave the country.
Indian Cricket team Captain, Virat Kohli’s “leave India” remark raffled a controversy, creating a spur in the social media. It all started through a video shared on social media. He made the statement at the launch of the new Virat Kohli official app on Monday during his 30th birthday. The Indian skipper was responding to a series of tweets and he reacted to a particular tweet on his app.
“Over-rated batsman and personally I see nothing special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians”. It was his reaction to this comment that sparked a major uproar.
Further, the Indian Batsman shot back by saying “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.”
This statement was followed by much criticism. Virat Kohli has been slammed for his ‘insensitive’ remarks by fans and the media. Presently, the video is viral on social media and Virat Kohli is getting slammed for his comments. Kohli’s statement is seen as double standards as he himself has admired foreign batsmen earlier.
The Supreme Court has appointed a Committee of Administrators (CoA) to look into the matters of this controversial video. A player of his stature should have thought twice before making such an irresponsible comment.
In his defense, he has asked his fans to keep it light. Virat has finally issued a clarification over the matter on his official Twitter account. He suggested his words were taken out of context and he was only objecting to the use of ‘these Indians’ by the fan. He tweeted, “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”.