irat Kohli Wins Hearts With Follow-Up Comment on ‘Leave India’ Remark, Twitter Supports Indian Captain For His Diplomatic Stance – Kohli Wins Hearts With Follow-Up Comment on ‘Leave India’ Remark, Twitter Supports Indian Captain
He plays like a ‘man possessed’ on that pristine 22-yard strip but off-it he’s a mere mortal! Virat Kohli can do nothing wrong on a cricket field but his off the field controversial remarks landed him in an unfortunate controversy. The Indian captain capped a severe backlash from all corners for his controversial response to a fan during a live chat on Wednesday. Following up to the issue. Kohli posted his own stand on the whole debate. He said that he is all for “freedom of choice” and urged his fans to “take it light”.
The Indian captain courted controversy when he asked a fan to “leave the country” while responding to his comment that he found the Indian skipper over-rated. Kohli remarks did not go down well with the Twitterati, who trolled him for his unsavoury comments. “I guess trolling isn’t for me guys, I’ll stick to getting trolled! I spoke about how “these Indians” was mentioned in the comment and that’s all. I’m all for freedom of choice. Keep it light guys and enjoy the festive season. Love and peace to all,” the 30-year old, who was in a damage control mode, tweeted.
After Kohli’s diplomatic stand, the Twitter world and netizens backed their favourite captain and also called it a once-in-a-while error from world’s leading batsman. Check some Tweets in favour of the fiery Indian skipper:-
The INDIA written on your jersey is what you play for & we know how much you respect & LOVE INDIA & INDIANS.
We are Always by your Side Virat!
LOVE YOU CHAMPION!
Thank You For this Tweet, was much needed! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/9DJv8BbX9w
— ✿ δ r ῖ s h ✿ (@drishtixd) November 8, 2018
We Believe You Captain, You Don't Have To Clarify. Ignore all The Haters !! We Will Love You & Support You No Matter What.
— jyo.❤ (@Virats_Alizeh) November 8, 2018
Anyway he got the kick, now he will be relieved only after scoring truck load of runs in Australia
— Mitul (@Eme2ul) November 8, 2018
Well said #KingKohli. It's amazing that many just want to use part of the quote to suit their agenda. Keep making India Proud.
— Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) November 8, 2018
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.”
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.”