Virat Kohli clarifies 'leave India' remark after social media backlash


Meanwhile, the vice-captain Rohit Sharma is not happy with the proposal and didn't agree to Virat Kohli's plea.

"Over-rated batsman and personally I see nothing special in his batting".

Kohli promptly rebukes the cricket lover and asks him to leave the country: "I don't think you should live in India, go and live somewhere else". Finally, it seems he has a backer in Dr. Subramanian Swamy, who feels there is nothing wrong with Kohli's statement as we live in a country where everyone has the right to Freedom of Speech.

The 30-year-old cricketer has been hailed as one of the greatest batsmen in the world and is often touted as India's cricket megastar since national legend Sachin Tendulkar retired in 2013.

India captain Virat Kohli has provoked a social media storm after telling a critic to leave the country for criticising his batting.

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Kohli's response sparked a huge controversy among the social media users with the majority criticising the Indian cricket team skipper for his comment. "I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians".

Kohli who found the comment to be mean said that "I don't think you should live in India".

"Virat wants his two premier fast bowlers to be rested for the IPL but it could well be counter-productive as they will be out of match practice for two months before the World Cup", he further said.

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.

Just like he violated BCCI's contract with Nike when travelling to England to support Puma. Kohli is now not in action for Team India as he was rested for the ongoing T20I series against West Indies.