Virat Kohli lashes out at fan

Rishabh Pant | Virat Kohli

Rishabh Pant | Virat Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli wants to leave no stones unturned when it comes to the team's preparations in the lead up to Cricket World Cup 2019 even if the decisions involved are going to take the sheen out of Indian Premier League (IPL).

In the video, Kohli reads out the comment, which says Kohli is overrated, adding: "I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indian". The words definitely didn't go down well with the Delhi-born cricketer and he bashed the fan, mentioning that he should leave India if he doesn't like the Indian players. 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.

"Okay, I don't think you should live in India then... you should go and live somewhere else, no? Get your priorities right", Kohli said.

The video went viral and has prompted a torrent of criticism against Kohli on social media.

Writing about Kohli's latest comments, Times of India journalist Dwaipayan Dutta wonders if the cricket captain is "losing perspective" off the field. "Yes, I can like and endorse global brands because I am getting money for it".

"Virat Kohli's statement is a reflection of the bubble that most famous people either slip into or are forced into", wrote prominent cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle on Twitter.

Just like he violated BCCI's contract with Nike when travelling to England to support Puma. "He is a great player and it's time to try and be a great human being", the official remarked. Recently, Kohli became the fastest batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs.

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