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Virat Kohli apologises after getting trolled for 'Leave India' comment to fan

November 9, 2018

Team India captain Virat Kohli has apologised for slamming a cricket fan who said he enjoyed watching English and Australian batsmen more. On Thursday, Kohli tweeted saying,

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, Team India captain

Earlier this week, while launching an app, Kohli had reacted sharply to a fan who made a comment that the Indian captain was an over-rated batsman. Kohli had sad, "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? 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."

The reaction to his comment on Twitter was instant and sharp, with comments like these,

"Is #Kohli asking his non-Indian fans to leave their country and come to IndiaðŸ¤"ðŸ¤".. Or to sort their priorities?"

"Married in a foreign country, Supports foreign countries in other sports, Plays a sport originating from a foreign country instead of playing kabaddi, Talks in a foreign language many times, Wears foreign dresses. Is he in his right mind speaking those words now?"

Kohli's reaction was also criticised by the cricket board, which called his comments unsportsmanlike and in violation of cricket board rules.

Kohli has been rested for the ongoing India-West Indies T20I series, which India have won 2-0. He will start playing again on 21 November when India's tour of Australia begins.

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