Kohli married Anushka in Italy. Photo courtesy: Virat Kohli's Twitter handle
Kohli married Anushka in Italy. Photo courtesy: Virat Kohli’s Twitter handle

There is very little doubt about how Virat Kohli has made India proud with his abilities as a cricketer. However, a BJP MLA has recently commented on his patriotism. Panna Lal Shakya, MLA of Guna, Madhya Pradesh has questioned on his respect for his country as the cricketer got married in Italy and not India. Kohli, who tied the knot with Anushka Sharma on December 11, was compared with mythical characters who got married in India.

Virat earned money in India But he didn t find any place to marry in the country. Is Hindustan untouchable? Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, Vikramaditya, Yudhishthir got married on this land. You all must have got married here. None of us goes to a foreign country to get married [Kohli] earned money here and spent billions there [Italy] [he] doesn t have any respect for the country. This proves he is not a patriot, Shakya said while inaugurating a Skill India Centre , reported Indian Express.

After getting trained, you all should work here in the country. This would be the biggest national service. Otherwise, earn money and go to Italy to marry like Virat, enjoy picnic and come back. If you think minutely, then you will know that the dancers of Italy become millionaires here and you are taking country s money there. Then what will you give to the country? Howsoever big one may be, he can t become our ideal person. Our ideal person is one who is honest to the country and earns money through hard work, he added.