Go live in some other country: Kohli to fan who says he doesn’t like Indian batsmen

first_imgVirat Kohli has found himself in the middle of a controversy after telling “non-Indian” cricket fans to leave the country, according to a video that has gone viral on social media.Kohli launched his mobile app on his 30th birthday on November 5. He read out social media messages and reacted after reading a particular tweet on his app.”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.To which 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.”Is #Kohli asking his non-Indian fans to leave their country and come to India.. Or to sort their priorities? #WTF pic.twitter.com/tRAX4QbuZIH (@Hramblings) November 6, 2018Kohli has earned a legion of fans through his good work on the cricket field. He has a huge following on social media with most of his posts showing him sweating it out at the gym, which strikes a chord with the youth of the country. He is well aware of his influence on the youth of the country and that he is closely followed not only by the media but millions who profess him their hero.Kohli’s exploits on the field have been well documented as well as the multitudes of records he has broken and set over the course of his now-illustrious career.advertisementKohli scores runs for fun these days. He recently became the first Indian batsman to smash three successive hundred in one day internationals when he hit 107 against West Indies in the recently concluded series.During the series, he also broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record of becoming the fastest to complete 10,000 runs in the format. The India skipper blazed his way to 10,000 runs from only 205 innings.Kohli became the 13th overall and fifth Indian after Sachin Tendulkar (18426), Sourav Ganguly (11221) and Rahul Dravid (10768) to join the elite club.In fact, the modern great completed 1000 runs in a calendar year six times (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017 and 2018). This year, he became the quickest to score 1000 ODI runs in a calendar year as he managed the feat in just 11 innings and surpassed the record held jointly by him and Hashim Amla with 15.Kohli now also has 150-plus scores in ODIs four times.Kohli has come a long way now — from leading the country’s U-19 team to World Cup glory back in 2008 to leading India’s charge in dominating the world of cricket in all forms of the game.As the captain of the team, he leads by example and his obsession with fitness is no secret. He spends hours at the gym, watches what he eats and expects his men to do the same.last_img read more

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