Virat Kohli became only the fourth batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs for India and in the process, he also broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest to reach the milestone.
Virat Kohli has given a list of reasons to Indians to be proud of him as a cricketer. He has created and shattered several records which have got him a huge and loyal fan following.
However, appreciation and controversies go hand in hand with Virat and this time it’s no different. The Indian Cricket captain has found himself in trouble after he suggested an Indian to change the country for not liking domestic cricketers.
Team India captain Virat Kohli might be taking a break from cricket but continues to set social media on fire. After a deluge of Virat Kohli birthday wishes stormed on November 5, the Indian captain is now in the spotlight for slamming a cricket freak who expressed his views on Indian batting. In a message sent to Kohli, the fan said, “I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indian.”
In the video available on his newly released app, Kohli reads out tweets and Instagram messages offering his opinions on them. He then gets to a comment by a user who says Kohli is an overrated batsman. The user says that it’s preferable to watch Australian and English batsmen. “Over-rated batsman and personally I see nothing special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians,” Kohli reads.
Kohli, in turn, took a dig at the user and said, “Okay, I don’t think you should live in India then… you should go and live somewhere else, no? 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.”
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. Some even went on to remind Kohli of his statement during the U19 Cricket World Cup in 2008, wherein he said that his favourite cricketer was former South African opener Herschelle Gibbs.
Now the cricketer has came up with a surprising tweet as the answer to all the trolls and anger. The Indian skipper has come out and spoke for the first time regarding the matter. “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.,” he wrote on Twitter.
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. ✌😊
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 8, 2018
Now to the contrast lot of supporters replied his tweet saying that he does not need to reply to those trollers. Check out some of their tweets :
Honestly “those Indians who tweet such” don’t deserve a reply. But yeah,
Super Reply Champ. Keep it light.
— Saravanan Hari 🏏 (@CricSuperFan) November 8, 2018
Well said #KingKohli. It’s amazing that many just want to use part of the quote to suit their agenda. Keep making India Proud.
— Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) November 8, 2018
Oh common captain… Don’t care about these haters.. Who can jus bark on social media… We fans nd ua performance is enough to troll them them 🙏🙏..
Love u captain God bless you 👏
— Faizan Tweets (@Mr_Faizan_18) November 8, 2018
Well said, Captain! You do what you want to. We know what you tried to convey and what you meant. Trolling isn’t for you, true. Trolling are to collect RTs, nothing more than that. Keep the entertainment coming and keep making India proud. Much love. 😊❤️
— Jaanvi 🏏 (@ThatCricketBuff) November 8, 2018
இப்டி விரல காட்டிட்டு போய்கிட்டே இரு தலைவா… அதான் உனக்கு கெத்து 😎😎 pic.twitter.com/zMaGopBB4P
— 💯% #SҜɪsᴍ😎 (@ArunSiva77) November 8, 2018
love u boss…stay away from negativity..waiting for aus tour
— Freak (@strangerr_18) November 8, 2018
சரி அனுஷ்கா சர்மா வ கேட்டதா சொல்லு pic.twitter.com/9pPqW5wqC6
— King No :1💚 (@itsDineshraja) November 8, 2018
— Cricket Freak❤️🙌 (@Surana9Naveen) November 8, 2018
Trolling is an Art dude, your art is cricket 🤟
— munchy (@munchy_cool) November 8, 2018
Freedom of Expression brother, Freedom of Expression. 😊
— Dr. Sugandha (@sugandhakohli) November 8, 2018
It is really hard to understand the psychology of mass audience as we have witnessed so many people hating Virat yesterday for his statement and now after his explanation we could not see any of them saying anything but all we can witness now is his fans who loves him. Now tell me what do you think on Virat’s statement by commenting below !!