XtraTime Web Desk: India skipper Virat Kohli is in serious controversy as he told “non-Indian” cricket fans to leave the country, according to a video that went viral on social media.
The run machine launched his own mobile app on his 30th birthday a couple of days back. He was reading social media messages and after seeing a tweet on his app Kohli spoke about the matter.
“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 tweet.
To which Kohli replied: “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’s this comment about leaving the country has created a lot of controversies as many have started saying that many legendary sports persons have idols who are from different nations and if you take Kohli’s suggestion seriously then those people too should leave India. Here goes the list:
Sachin Tendulkar: I wanted to be like John McEnroe. I used to walk with headbands and wrist bands. So that people call me John McEnroe.
Sourav Ganguly: David Gower’s artistic exploits with the bat turned me into his fan. I batted left-handed and liked the way he played. Very graceful. And he’s a good man. I know him personally and he’s a good person.
Sunil Chhetri: Indian football team captain has always said that he idolize Argentine star forward Lionel Messi.
Vijender Singh: I admired boxing legends like Ali and Sugar Ray growing up, but they were never really my heroes, The Beatles however were the centre of my life growing up, I wanted to be a rock star! We’ll I’m rocking opponents in the ring now!
Leander Paes: I grew up as a kid with the few idols and Muhammad Ali is one of my idols. When I was five year old, I dressed in a fancy dress competition as Muhammad Ali. I think one of the greatest human being of all time was Muhammad Ali. I can sit and rattle of numerous records of Muhammad Ali.
Virat Kohli: Many times Virat himself said that his childhood idol was fiery South African opener Herschelle Gibbs and he tried to emulate his shots many times.
We have discussed about some personalities who are greats in their respective games and surprisingly in the list we found the India skipper as well. And if Kohli still believes in his own words then he should leave the country as well!