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

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

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

The fan mentioned that he doesn't find anything special in Kohli and that he likes to watch the Australian and English batsmen ply their trade.

India skipper Kohli who was rested from the T20 series against the Caribbean celebrated his first Diwali after marriage with wife Anushka following their visit to Haridwar just a few days ago during his 30th birthday. "Why are you living in our country and loving other countries?" he replied.

Virat Kohli wants senior India pace bowlers to skip the Indian Premier League in 2019 and be fresh for the World Cup according to a report in Indian Express.

Kohli who found the comment to be mean said that "I don't think you should live in India".

While reacting to comments in the video, he came across a cricket fan's note which said, "He is an overrated batsman. I don't mind you not liking me, but I don't think you should live in our country and like other things", Kohli said in his response. "Get your priorities right".

Social media users were quick to call out Kohli over his remarks - and many referred to past instances in which he had praised sportspeople of other nationalities.

Kohli leads Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rohit leads Mumbai Indians while Rahane had to captain Rajasthan Royals last season after Steve Smith was banned after the ball-tampering controversy in South Africa.

The statement, he writes, is "probably an extension of the nationalist narrative that modern India tries to propagate".

In the recently-concluded ODI series against West Indies, Kohli also surpassed Sachin Tendulkar's record to become the fastest to scale the 10,000 runs milestone in the 50-over format of the game.