Following the controversy, 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”
A controversy erupted when Virat Kohli criticised an Indian fan who stated that he doesn't like the captain’s game and prefers watching England and Australian batsmen over him.
Kohli faced a severe backlash from all corners for his controversial response to a fan during a live chat on Wednesday in which he 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.”
Following this, 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”.
I guess trolling isn't for me guys, I'll stick to getting trolled! 😁— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 8, 2018
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 Twitterati trolled him for his unsavoury comments to which he replied, “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”.
After this diplomatic stance from the 30-year old, netizens backed their favourite captain and also called it a once-in-a-while error from world’s leading batsman.
The INDIA written on your jersey is what you play for & we know how much you respect & LOVE INDIA & INDIANS.— ✿ δ r ῖ s h ✿ (@drishtixd) November 8, 2018
We are Always by your Side Virat!
LOVE YOU CHAMPION!
Thank You For this Tweet, was much needed! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/9DJv8BbX9w
Handling Trollers & Aussie Pacers in no indifferent way. Cheers VK 🙌— Sukhman Sandhu (@Superman_SANDHU) 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.— 💃 (@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
Wht can u say now after facing blacklash? But happy that u accepted ue mistake. U were my most fav but sorry I think dhoni is the coolest captain n best one. 💜❤— Ambreen Riaz 🇵🇰 (@itx_Ambreen) November 8, 2018
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Last Updated Nov 9, 2018, 1:13 PM IST