Indian Skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday found himself in the middle of a controversy over his "I don't think you should live in India" response to an enthusiast who called Kohli overrated batsmen.
Kohli, on his newly-released app, shared a video where the skipper can be seen reading tweets and Instagram messages. Kohli, in the video, reads out the comment and says that "Why are you living in our country and loving other countries?" after enthusiasts expressed his admiration for English and Australian batsmen.
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"Over-rated batsman and personally I see nothing special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians," Kohli read out the cricket enthusiast's tweet.
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."
Kohli launched his mobile app on his 30th birthday on November 5.
His remarks did not go down well with the Twitterati who trolled him for making what they felt were unsavoury comments.
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A batsman par excellence with a plethora of records to his name, Kohli spent his birthday with wife Anushka Sharma in Haridwar.
Recently, Kohli became the fastest batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs. The Indian captain achieved the milestone in just 205 innings, bettering Sachin Tendulkar's previous record of 259 innings. He was in red-hot form and finished the five-match series as the top run-getter with 453 runs at an average of 151.00.
He also slammed a hat-trick of centuries in the first three ODIs, another first for an Indian.
Before the ODI series against the West Indies, he was very impressive on the England tour where he scored more than 500 runs even as his teammates struggled.
Kohli was recently praised by West Indies legend Brian Lara and former South Africa captain Graeme Smith for his insatiable hunger for success.
(With PTI Inputs)