Kohli in damage control mode after 'leave India' comment

Kohli courted controversy on Wednesday when he asked a fan to “leave the country” while responding to his comment that he found the Indian skipper over-rated.

Kohli's remarks did not go down well with the Twitterati, who trolled him for his unsavoury comments.   -  PTI

Facing severe backlash for his controversial response to a fan, India captain Virat Kohli on Thursday said that he is all for “freedom of choice” urging fans to “take it light".

Kohli courted controversy on Wednesday when he asked a fan to “leave the country” while responding to his comment that he found the Indian skipper over-rated. His remarks did not go down well with the Twitterati, who trolled him for his unsavoury comments.

 

The controversy erupted when Kohli read out a cricket enthusiast’s comment on his mobile app: “Over-rated batsman and personally I see nothing special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians.”

READ: Kohli's 'leave India' response to cricket enthusiast creates controversy

Kohli responded, “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.”

Noted commentator Harsha Bhogle feels that Kohli is living in a comfortable bubble.

 

Kohli launched his mobile app on his 30th birthday on November 5.