Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday sparked a controversy after he asked a fan to leave India.

Virat Kohli, who has been rested from the ongoing three-match T20I series against West Indies, has found himself in a bit of a sticky spot after a video of him saying that Indians who don’t support the national cricket team should not live in the country has gone viral on the internet.

The video that is doing rounds of the Internet was recorded by the 30-year-old Indian captain as part of the promotions for his newly launched app, Virat Kohli Official App. The application was launched on Virat Kohli’s 30th birthday on Monday.

The right-handed batsman was responding to mean Tweets by cricket fans. In a Tweet when a fan said he likes English and Australian batsmen, Virat Kohli responded by saying that they should not live in India. Virat further asked them to get their priorities straight for “loving other countries”.

“Over-rated batsman and personally I see nothing special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians,” Virat Kohli read out the fans tweet.


In response, Virat said, “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.”

Virat Kohli’s response has not gone down well with many on social media as fans took to micro-blogging site Twitter to slam Indian skipper for his comment.