‘Trolling Isn’t for Me’: Virat Responds to ‘Leave India’ Backlash

Ross Houston
November 8, 2018

Some Twitter users have also picked out his self-introductory video during the 2008 U-19 World Cup, where he was seen mentioning former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs as his favourite cricketer.

Known for his aggressive on-field attitude, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has now caught the Twitterati's ire for asserting those who love foreign cricketers more than Indian ones should leave the country.

The Rang De Basanti actor Siddharth called the Indian skipper's comment "an idiotic set of words". Why are you living in our country and loving other countries?

"When Kohli mooted the idea, CoA chief Vinod Rai asked Rohit about his take".

His remarks did not go down well with Twitterati who trolled him for making what they felt were unsavoury comments.

It seems to have worked Kohli who responded by saying, "Okay, I don't think you should live in India then... you should go and live somewhere else, no?" He added that the fan should get his "priorities straight".

Meanwhile, Kohli is now the No 1 batsman in Tests and ODIs and hence it did not go down well with. "Kapil Dev on song was a delight to watch as were (Richard) Hadlee, (Ian) Botham and Imran (Khan)", BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary said.

Kohli is quite active on Instagram where he can be seen posting video promoting global brands.

"Virat wants his two premier fast bowlers to be rested for the IPL but it could well be counter-productive as they will be out of match practice for two months before the World Cup", he further said. If he checks his contract, he may find that he may have violated his contract with this statement.

Last month, Kohli became the fastest batsman to reach 10,000 one-day global runs in a match against West Indies.

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