‘Go live somewhere else’: Kohli rant sparks backlash

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NEW DELHI, Nov 8, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – India captain Virat Kohli has provoked a
social media storm after telling a critic to leave the country for
criticising his batting.

Kohli told the Indian fan to “go and live somewhere else” in a video on
his newly-launched personal app, in which he responded to comments from the
public.

The fan had said Kohli was “overrated” and less enjoyable to watch than
his English and Australian counterparts, prompting a frosty response.

“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.”

His outburst prompted a backlash on social media from cricket lovers
across India.

“Virat Kohli’s statement is a reflection of the bubble that most famous
people either slip into or are forced into,” wrote prominent cricket
commentator Harsha Bhogle on Twitter.

“Kohli is highly arrogant and that is one trait which is his Achilles
heel,” tweeted another user.

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