Virat Kohli Tells Fan To Leave Country For Liking Non-Indian Batsmen, Gets Slammed By All

In the past few years, a common retort that has become people while dealing with criticisms about India is “go to X country?”. And it’s applied on everything from politics, social culture, academia, movies, celebrities, you name it.

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A more aggressive form of this discourse leads to being labelled as “anti-nationals” or “anti-Indian”. And do you know who else is a fan of taking this approach? Well, the secret’s in the title. It’s none other than the captain of India’s men’s cricket team, Virat Kohli.

In a video that’s recently gone viral, Virat Kohli can be seen responding to fan statements. However, he didn’t like one of them because it was critical of his batting. It said,

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“I personally see nothing in his (Virat Kohli) batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indian.”

And this was Virat Kohli’s response to the cricket fan:

“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.”

You can watch the video here:

Twitter was rightfully taken aback by this statement and reminded Virat Kohli about his love for other countries, brands, football teams and sportspeople.

1. Is he a man of his words?

2. Well!

3. Seems fair.

4. Cricket is a religion in India but it’s not exactly an Indian game.

5. Somebody’s not mincing their words.

6. Brace yourselves. Bahanas are coming.

7. Maybe he learnt something after that.

8. Ego acche acchon ki vaat laga deta hai.

9. Rename Audi to Audeshwar and problem solved!

10. Good point.

11. The man who smiles is deadly serious.

12. There’s nothing wrong with that.

13. It looked like an iPhone.

14. Do not tempt him.

15. Let’s hope Virat brings him to India.

16. That’s not fair.

17. Tit for tat.

18. Na ghar ka na ghat ka.

As the exact source of this video is not clear, it might be our version of Jimmy Kimmel’s “Mean Tweets”. It’s a segment where celebs respond to, as the title suggests, mean tweets from people in an equally offensive manner. So, maybe Virat’s response was a sarcastic one. However, if it’s not, Virat needs a reality check about the fact that in a population of 1.3 billion people, everyone can like anything and that doesn’t diminish an ounce of their Indian-ness.

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