He could have used a polite response to get back at the fan, instead, he took dig at the cricket follower and matters worse. The application was launched on Virat Kohli's 30th birthday on Monday. One of the tweet said that he saw "nothing special" in Kohli's batting and added that he enjoyed watching "English and Australian batsmen more".
While adding that he didn't mind any sort of dislike towards him, the Indian skipper felt that one should get his priorities sorted before posting such comments.
Actor Siddharth came down heavily on Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli for his "leave India" comments on a fan.
Virat responded to the comment and said, "I don't think you should live in India".
The video is doing rounds on social media and Virat is getting slammed by fans for his comments. Why are you living in our country and loving other countries? He also became the fastest to 10,000 ODI runs in the series.
Kohli had replied to a fan. I don't think you should live in our country and like other things.
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But Kohli's response did not go down well with others.
Noted commentator and cricket expert Harsha Bhogle also feels Kohli is living in a comfortable bubble. Now with the BCCI responding to the statement as well, Kohli could end up regretting what he might have thought was an innocuous statement for his app.
While some called out Kohli for his double standard and asked when he was planning to move.
The statement, he writes, is "probably an extension of the nationalist narrative that modern India tries to propagate".
Widely rated as the best batsman in the world across formats, Kohli is the sole Indian in the Forbes magazine's 2018 list of the world's 100 highest-paid athletes.
He achieved the feat in his 205th innings and surpassed Tendulkar, who did it in 259 innings in 2001.