The Indian cricket captain has found himself amidst some serious controversy after asking a fan to leave the country if he/she doesn't like Indian players.
Virat Kohli was reading mean tweets about him for his newly released app when he came across a comment that called him overrated.
The comment was as follows.
Over-rated batsman and personally I see nothing special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians.
Kohli then hit back at the user and said,
He didn't stop there.
As ridiculous as that might sound, he still went on.
Kohli, who was very recently celebrated for completing 10,000 ODI runs, found himself incurring the wrath of social media after the comment.
Virat Kohli's statement is a reflection of the bubble that most famous people either slip into or are forced into. The voices within it are frequently those that they wish to hear. It is a comfortable bubble and that is why famous people must try hard to prevent it from forming— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 8, 2018
I have a new-found respect for Kohli now that I get a sense of the effort that goes into playing cricket under high pressure situations with the emotional maturity of a four year old.— Balu Raj 🍿 (@PorottaSambar) November 7, 2018
Dhoni is a fan of Gilchrist, Tendulkar a fan of Bradman, Irfan Pathan cleary idolized Wasim Akram, Ganguly of Gower...and according to Kohli, all of them shld leave the country. U become a great player with ur on field displays..u become a legend how u conduct urself off it🙄— Ajay Singh (@Huskarl1986) November 7, 2018
The latest blabbering by @imVkohli shouldn't be taken too seriously.In the month of November, he tends to go off the rails. This is nothing compared to what he said 2 years ago. 😲🤔😋 pic.twitter.com/WqElQmrohj— Akash Banerjee (@akashbanerjee) November 7, 2018
Oh, btw @imVkohli Viral Kohli's favorite cricketer is a foreigner Herschelle Gibbs and not any Indian. 🙄Ab Kohli desh chhod ke chala jayega 😭 pic.twitter.com/eGe3fGAz9r— Gaurav Pandhi (@GauravPandhi) November 7, 2018
It looks like Kohli has found a way to swan dive into a shitstorm, one that is not likely to go away anytime soon.