The BCCI’s top officials don’t seem to be too pleased with Kohli’s recent comments and are undecided whether to take the star batsman to task or not. @ PTI
The BCCI’s top officials don’t seem to be too pleased with Kohli’s recent comments and are undecided whether to take the star batsman to task or not. @ PTI

Virat Kohli’s ‘leave India’ comment has created quite an outrage on social media with fans reminding the Indian captain about his comment during the U-19 ICC World Cup in 2008 when he said that his favourite cricketer was former South Africa opener Herschelle Gibbs.

Kohli, who went past Sachin Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest to reach 10,000 runs in the ODI series, was taken by surprise after a user said that he is an overrated batsman and that he prefers to watch England and Australia batsmen.

“Over-rated batsman and personally I see nothing special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians,” Kohli said.

He then lashed out the user and 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.”

The BCCI’s top officials don’t seem to be too pleased with Kohli’s recent comments and are undecided whether to take the star batsman to task or not.

“It was a very stupid comment to make. He should have been more careful. He must understand that the kind of money he is earning is because Indian fans have invested in this game,” a BCCI official was quoted as saying by PTI on Thursday.

“But again the comment was made on his private forum or business initiative. He hasn’t used a BCCI platform so that’s also an issue,” the senior official said.