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CoA To Look Into Controversy After Virat Kohli's 'leave India' Comment Receives Backlash

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:


  • Kohli has been facing social media flak for asking a fan to migrate to some other country if he doesn't like Indian cricketers.
  • Amidst the controversy, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) said they would look into the matter

Amidst the controversy surrounding Virat Kohli's reply of 'Live somewhere outside India' to a cricket fan stating he prefers 'Australian and England batsmen over Indians', the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) said on Thursday that they would look into the controversial video in which Indian skipper Virat Kohli can be seen hitting out at a fan to go abroad for not supporting the Indian team. "The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) will look into the matter," a source told ANI.

The video is doing rounds on social media and Virat is getting slammed by fans left and right for his comments. Recently, during a Q&A session with fans on Twitter for his official Virat Kohli Official App, when a random individual questioned Kohli's batting ability and mentioned preferring to watch other countries batsman, the Indian skipper got a bit angry.

The individual's question to Kohli read, "Over-rated batsman and personally I see nothing special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians."

The Indian skipper, in his own style, replied by stating that any individual who doesn't like his own country's team should leave the country and reside somewhere else.

"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? But 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," he said.

READ: Virat Kohli Clears Air On His 'Live Outside India' Comment, States 'He Is All For Freedom Of Choice'

The cricketing fraternity also felt the Indian skipper's comments were a little out of line. Famous cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle felt that Kohli should have refrained from saying something like this.


Meanwhile, economist and senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, backed Kohli and said, "What is wrong if Virat Kohli tells a questioner (who tells him that he enjoys watching foreign cricketers more that Indian cricketers) that he should migrate abroad? Both have freedom of speech. But media is slamming Virat Kohli only."

(ANI inputs)