Virat Kohli lashed out at a fan while promoting his newly-launched app. (Twitter/Screengrab)
Virat Kohli has embroiled himself in a fresh controversy after a video footage which emerged on social media showed the Indian captain said that those who prefer English and Australian batsmen should not live in India. Kohli was recording a session for his official app and while scrolling through his social media feed, came across a comment in which a certain user is criticising Kohli and calling him overrated while admiring the Australian and English batsmen. “Over-rated batsman and personally I see nothing special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians,” Kohli read out the tweet.
Kohli, in turn, took a dig at a fan and said, “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.”
— H (@Hramblings) 6 November 2018
Hailed as the new leader of the game by West Indies great Brian Lara, Kohli has been in sublime form throughout this year. He was particularly impressive on the England tour where he scored more than 500 runs while his teammates struggled. In the recently-concluded ODI series against West Indies, Kohli also surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest cricketer to scale the 10,000 runs milestone in the 50-over format of the game.