Virat Kohli Finally Responds After Facing Backlash For ‘Leave India’ Comment

Sportzwiki Editor / 08 November 2018

India skipper Virat Kohli has hit back at the trolls aimed towards him for his ‘leave India’ remark.

When it comes to grabbing headlines, there are very few cricketers who come even close to beating Virat Kohli let alone surpassing him.  Kohli is arguably the best batsman in the world right now. Not surprisingly, he dominates the headlines more often than not. But recently, he hogged the limelight for all the wrong reasons.

It all happened after he asked a cricket fan to ‘leave India’ after he said that he likes watching Australian and English batsmen more than the Indian ones.

Virat Kohli (Credits: AP)

In a video available on his newly released app, Kohli was reading out messages from his fans. Then, he read out a message which said – “Over-rated batsman and personally I see nothing special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians.”

Not impressed with the comment, Virat Kohli did not hold back and said:

“I don’t think you should live in India, go and live somewhere else. 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.”

But Kohli’s response did not go  down well with others. Consequently, Kohli’s response drew a huge amount of criticism from social media users as he face backlash from several quarters.

And at a time when things were just starting to get out of the hands, Kohli himself took to Twitter to clear his statement. Asking his followers and others to enjoy the festive season, he wrote:

I guess trolling isn’t for me guys, I’ll stick to getting trolled! 😁 I spoke about how “these Indians” was mentioned in the comment and that’s all. I’m all for freedom of choice. 🙏 Keep it light guys and enjoy the festive season. Love and peace to all. ✌😊