Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

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Virat Kohli has embroiled himself in fresh controversy after video footage on social media showed the Indian captain saying that "those who prefer English and Australian batsmen should not live in India".

The fan mentioned that he doesn't find anything special in Kohli and that he likes to watch the Australian and English batsmen ply their trade. Swamy took to Twitter and his post read, "What is wrong if Virat Kohli tells a questioner (who tells him that he enjoys watching foreign cricketers more that Indian cricketers) that he should migrate overseas?" Why are you living in our country and loving other countries?

In response, Kohli said, "Okay, I don't think you should live in India then. you should go and live somewhere else no. Get your priorities right", Kohli said.

Writing about Kohli's latest comments, Times of India journalist Dwaipayan Dutta wonders if the cricket captain is "losing perspective" off the field. I loved watching Sachin, Viru (Virender Sehwag), Sourav (Ganguly), VVS (Laxman), Rahul (Dravid) bat but also loved Mark Waugh, Brian Lara and so many others. "Yes, I can like and endorse worldwide brands because I am getting money for it".

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Somehow, the senior BJP leader's statement did not go down well with fans who trolled Swamy. Virat further asked them to get their priorities straight for "loving other countries". The BCCI's revenue will fall, and consequently the players' fees.

Just like he violated BCCI's contract with Nike when travelling to England to support Puma. After beating West Indies across all formats in the ongoing tour, Virat Kohli and co are now enjoying a short four-day break from their ongoing series with just a final T20I remaining.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.

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