Kohli: IOA should comment on Salman, not me

"It doesn’t matter whether I am for or against it (on whether or not actor Salman Khan should be the goodwill ambassador for the Indian contingent for the coming Rio Olympics). It is for the people (IOA) who made the decision to comment. I cannot say anything on this issue for obvious reasons," Kohli remarked on the sidelines of a promotional event here on Friday.

Virat Kohli at the opening of a 'Wrogn' flagship store in Hyderabad.   -  V. V. Subrahmnayam

India’s star batsman Virat Kohli says that his opinion on whether or not actor Salman Khan should be the goodwill ambassador for the Indian contingent for the coming Rio Olympics has no significance.

“It doesn’t matter whether I am for or against it. It is for the people (IOA) who made the decision to comment. I cannot say anything on this issue for obvious reasons,” Kohli remarked on the sidelines of a promotional event after opening a ‘Wrogn’ flagship store here on Friday.

On which has been a bigger challenge for him – being on the cricket field or handling promotional events, a smiling Kohli says he is nervous when he has to interact with fans during such promotional events. “I am grateful for all the millions of fans who love me so much. Honestly, it is only after another 10 years that I can think of being a serious entrepreneur. Right now, my focus is on cricket and nothing else,” Kohli commented. “Well, once I am on the field, I stay focussed on the action out there and don’t think of anything else,” he added.

Kohli also made a style statement saying that he would advise his fans to wear clothes that make them feel confident and comfortable. “I personally would love to keep things pretty simple, be practical and try to pick something different too,” he concluded.

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