Kohli courted controversy on Wednesday when he asked a fan to "leave the country" while responding to his comment that he found the Indian skipper over-rated.
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. He also said he enjoyed watching batsmen from English and Australian teams rather than the current Indian team, who the fan referred to as "these Indians". "Why are you living in our country and loving other countries?" he replied. I don't you should live in our country and like other's thing. Consequently, Kohli's response drew a huge amount of criticism from social media users as he face backlash from several quarters.
After launching his official application a day after his 30th birthday, Kohli held an interactive session to connect with his fans and answer their "polite" inquiries.
"I guess trolling isn't for me guys, I'll stick to getting trolled!" he tweeted. Others shared images of Kohli endorsing German cars and quoted an old tweet of his supporting German tennis star Angelique Kerber.
With this statement, he has cleared that he had no wrong intentions but with the "freedom of choice", Kohli also indicated that he will speak up whatever he feels is right.
"The voices within it are frequently those that they wish to hear". BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary has hit back at the Indian skipper for his comments and a BCCI official even took dig at Kohli and his deal with Puma.
Ending the statement on a cheery mode in an attempt to maintain the peace during Diwali season, Kohli stated: "Keep it light guys and enjoy the festive season".
The cricketing fraternity also criticized the skipper for making such weird comments. Yes, you read it right.