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Virat Kohli sparks controversy after he asks fan to 'leave' India

Mumbai: Virat Kohli was on Wednesday embroiled in a controversy when a fan termed him an "over-rated batsman" comparing him to England and Australia cricketers. "I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians", Kohli read out the cricket enthusiast's tweet. Why are you living in our country and loving other countries?

Following which the Indian captain replied: "Okay, I don't think you should live in India then, you should go and live somewhere else no. Get your priorities right".

Writing about Kohli's latest comments, Times of India journalist Dwaipayan Dutta wonders if the cricket captain is "losing perspective" off the field.

These words by Indian skipper Virat Kohli has set social media abuzz. I loved to watch Sunil Gavaskar bat, but also loved watching (Gordon) Greenidge, (Desmond) Haynes and Viv Richards. The 30-year-old was reading the messages criticising him and calling Indian cricketers overrated while there were some messages where users highly admired Australian and English batsmen over their Indian counterparts.

"I think this has to do with respecting cricketing excellence without any thoughts about geographical or political boundaries", he continued.

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Virat Kohli wants senior India pace bowlers to skip the Indian Premier League in 2019 and be fresh for the World Cup according to a report in Indian Express.

Kohli is quite active on Instagram where he can be seen posting video promoting worldwide brands.

The suggestion from the team was that BCCI should compensate the players who miss the cash-rich tournament.

In the recently-concluded ODI series against West Indies, Kohli also surpassed Sachin Tendulkar's record to become the fastest to scale the 10,000 runs milestone in the 50-over format of the game.

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