Virat Kohli causes uproar with 'leave India' comment


"Get your priorities right".

Kohli's approach to the question has not gone well with social media users and the 30-year-old has faced flak from various quarters. He was reading out mean messages to him and responding as he went along. The India captain, who has been rested for the T20I series against a West Indies, embroiled himself in fresh controversy after a video of him went viral on social media.

Some might say that there is so much more at stake for them given that Kohli is India's captain. During the promotions of his app named "Virat Kohli Official App" on his birthday recently, the cricketer said something odd when a cricket buff wrote on Twitter that he likes England's and Australian cricketers rather than the "over-rated" Indian counterparts.

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"We, at the BCCI value our cricket fans and respect them and their choices. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians". "Yes, I can like and endorse worldwide brands because I am getting money for it".

Team India had also requested the BCCI to compensate the players who would be missing the cash-rich league, which is expected to start in the first week of April. In fact, many have found Kohli's statement hypocritical considering he once called South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs his favourite cricketer. If he checks his contract, he may find that he may have violated his contract with this statement. Not long ago, Kohli became the fastest to 10,000 runs in ODI cricket and also became the first Indian to slam three consecutive centuries in ODI cricket, which is a testament of the surreal form he is in.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.