Indian skipper Virat Kohli found himself at the receiving end on Twitter as a fan called the dashing cricketer ‘overrated’ and said that he preferred English and Australian batsmen over him. This didn’t go down well with Kohli who gave a fitting reply, telling the fan that if he feels that way he should leave the country and stay in those countries. A video of the same is doing rounds on social media. The fan wrote, “He is an overrated batsman. Nothing seems special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsman more than these Indians.”
Is #Kohli asking his non-Indian fans to leave their country and come to India.. Or to sort their priorities? #WTFpic.twitter.com/tRAX4QbuZI
— H (@Hramblings) November 6, 2018
Replying to the fan, Kohli said Indians who don’t support the national cricketers should not live in the country. Kohli 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?” He added, “I don’t mind you not liking me. I don’t you should live in our country and like others thing. Get your priorities sorted.”
However, this didn’t go down well with the netizens who gave it back to him. While one questioned his attitude, other one said he himself should leave the country as he’s a Roger Federer fan instead of national players Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni.
This was not needed from Kohli. Koi bhi kisi ko bhi support karsakta hai. Shouldn’t have replied to these mean tweets
— Mohammed Ibrahim (@iBM1105) November 6, 2018
I feel bad for a generation of Indian boys. Stick around for Harmanpreet kids. https://t.co/w0WElnKlZB
— Rosie Roti (@supriyan) November 7, 2018
Isn’t Kohli a Federer fan?
He should leave India for liking Federer over Yuki or Saketh or Ram. https://t.co/GZPn34uA1R
— Mihir (@_buggywhip) November 7, 2018
FFS! Everybody in India wants to be worshipped blindly. Virat Kohli wants Indian fans who don’t support him to move out of India. What else to expect from someone who regularly endorses Modi. pic.twitter.com/49AlEpItWo
— Saif (@isaifpatel) November 7, 2018
Meanwhile, as of now, Kohli is enjoying some free time. Kohli last guided the national team to ODI and Test series win against West Indies. Earlier, on Monday, Virat released the ‘Virat Kohli Official App’, on his 30th birthday.