Famous cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle on Thursday posted a response on microblogging site Twitter to Indian skipper Virat Kohli's angry retort following a cricket fan's message which described him as an "over-rated batsman."
“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,” said Kohli.
Bhogle in response, described Kohli's reaction as "a reflection of the bubble that most famous people either slip into or are forced into. The voices within it are frequently those that they wish to hear. It is a comfortable bubble and that is why famous people must try hard to prevent it from forming.”
Virat Kohli's statement is a reflection of the bubble that most famous people either slip into or are forced into. The voices within it are frequently those that they wish to hear. It is a comfortable bubble and that is why famous people must try hard to prevent it from forming
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 8, 2018
The controversial incident has drawn a series of interesting reactions from the Twitterati. Here are some of them:
Hats off for speaking your mind. When celebrities like yourself start giving their honest opinions we know we're heading in the right direction.
— HRK (@nofunwidoutpun) November 8, 2018
— Value Investor AP (@ValueInvestorAP) November 8, 2018
Think you got it all wrong! @imVkohli has the right to retort in his own way. Let’s not pass judgements...
— Kaushik (@kaushikch) November 8, 2018
Sir why is it that whenever someone says something confidently abt/regarding India, you take potshots at them? Such ingrained and deep seated inferiority complex ? Another left "liberal" armchair "intellectual"... Kohli has "actually" done something for the country, what abt u ?
— @akshay_at (@akshaytannu) November 8, 2018
So true and very well said Harsha. It might sound blunt or little harsh but that's a fact. Can be taken as a cool advice.
— Dinesh Naidu (@dineshnp911) November 8, 2018
Thanks for saying this, amidst this idol-worshipping era of Indian cricket
— Suvojit (@suvojitc) November 8, 2018
The Indian team, led by Virat Kohli will be next heading to Australia for an away series, which comprises of three T20s, four Test matches and three One Day Internationals.