Just when you thought captaincy or even marriage would have mellowed Indian skipper Virat Kohli down and made him conscious of his choice of words, the RCB skipper continues to surprise with his brash attitude that was the hallmark of his growing years as an Indian cricketer. This time, Kohli has hit out at a fan, refusing to take criticism with a pinch of salt and instead preferring to retort to silence the cricket enthusiast.
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Kohli launched his mobile app on his birthday November 5. He shared a video in the app where he is reading out tweets and instagram messages from fans. The concerned cricket enthusiast commented that Kohli is an overrated batsman and he prefers watching other cricketers. This got Kohli agitated and he asked the enthusiast to leave the country.
Here’s the excerpts from the video where Kohli reads out a cricket enthusiast’s comments and his reply.
Cricket enthusiast’s comment which Kohli reads out: “Over-rated batsman and personally I see nothing special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians.”
Kohli replied, “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.”
You can watch the video here
— H (@Hramblings) November 6, 2018
Kohli comments did not go down well with Twitterati who trolled him for his unsavoury comments. Some Twitterati called out Kohli’s bluff as the Indian skipper supported England and Harry Kane during the football World Cup in Russia.
— Melvin Louis S (@MelvinLouis) November 7, 2018
Kohli has rewritten record books with his brilliant run with the bat in the past couple of seasons across all formats but critics still fall short of labelling him as one of the greats for his off-the-field behaviour and his brashness which does not go down well with the followers of the gentleman’s game.
It may be recalled that Kohli has been involved in numerous tiff with spectators, opposition, and even at a media person. He has once abused a media person in 2015 World Cup, mistaking him for a scribe that wrote ugly reports on him. And his famous run-ins with teammates and even former coach Anil Kumble is well-documented in cricket history.
Although Kohli has mellowed down with his over-the-top celebrations, he is prone to losing his cool now and then. He can avoid such ugly incidents as he has now taken up the role of an idol for a cricket-crazy nation.