New Delhi: Indian skipper Virat Kohli sparked controversy over commenting on a “fan to leave India” if he does not like Indian batsmen.
A cricket fan too to Twitter saying, “Overrated batsman and personally I see nothing special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians.”
In a reaction to the tweet, Kohli replied 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”
Following the controversy, Rang De Basanti star Siddharth criticised Kohli saying “If you want to remain #KingKohli it may be time to teach yourself to think ‘What would Dravid say?’ before speaking in the future. What an idiotic set of words to come from an India captain.”
Former Indian cricketer and Member of Parliament Kirti Azad said that Indian skipper Virat Kohli is too big to get into controversies. The Parliamentarian said, “Virat Kohli is too big to be bothered about opinions, he is an asset to the country and he should avoid getting into such controversies.”
Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha MP and former Union Cabinet Minister, Subramanian Swamy in support of the Indian captain said, “What is wrong if Virat Kohli tells a questioner (who tells him that he enjoys watching foreign cricketers more that Indian cricketers) that he should migrate abroad? Both have freedom of speech. But media is slamming Virat Kohli only”.
Since people have started commenting on Kohli’s reaction, a Twitter user replied to Swamy’s tweet and wrote, “Virat Kohli wears PUMA endorses Swiss watches, marries in Italy and teaches us lessons of enjoying domestic particulars. He’s slammed for his hypocrisy.” The reply was later deleted.
Several other Twitter users replied to Swamy’s tweet supporting the social media slamming of Virat.