Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has got himself engulfed in a controversy after he blasted a cricket fan who said that he preferred English and Australian batsmen over Indian players.
In a video, Kohli is seen reading out a message from a cricket fan who described him as an "over rated batsman". The fan wrote that he enjoyed watching batsmen from English and Australian teams rather than the current Indian team.
"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," said Kohli while responding to the fan during the launch of his mobile app.
The Indian skipper added that the fan should get his "priorities right.”
Virat Kohli "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" pic.twitter.com/YbPG97Auyn
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) November 6, 2018
Hailed as the greatest batsman of his era, Kohli statements have not sit well with many, who were quick to call out Kohli over his remarks on social media.
I’m @imVkohli and my favourite cricketer is Harsal Gibs! 
— Irony Of India (@IronyOfIndia_) November 7, 2018
— Joy (@Joydas) November 7, 2018