Virat Kohli ‘Tends to Go off Rails in November’: Twitter Taunts ‘Leave India’ Remark
Kohli was promoting his app and read out some of the messages posted by fans. It did not go well.
On Wednesday, November 7, Indian test cricket captain Virat Kohli reacted aggressively to a fan who had wrote that he preferred international cricketers’ batting to Kohli’s. Bizarrely, Kohli, in a video, told the fan that they “should not live in India” if they preferred a foreign cricketer.
Riling as it was, Twitter understandably found humour in the situation and users called out on Kohli’s numerous hypocrisies.
— Joy (@Joydas) November 7, 2018
Political commentator and satirist Akash Banerjee shared a series of tweets, even to the extent of correlating Kohli’s unexpected statements as occurrences that transpired in November (read, Demonetisation disaster of November 2016):
If you are too ashamed to marry in India then you should leave India… you anti-national 😲
It seems that the BJP MLA was only using your logic gates when he called you out 🙄🤦♂️
Thanks @Carlsberg_Dutta for pointing out this hypocrisy🙏https://t.co/FzgW4hDwza
— Akash Banerjee (@akashbanerjee) November 7, 2018
One Twitter user spoke about the Pakistani fan of Virat Kohli who received a 10-year prison term for unfurling the Indian flag.
— Aaqib Raza Khan (@aaqibrk) November 8, 2018
Understandably, Rahul Dravid’s name also merited a mention:
Some say Virat Kohli is almost as great a batsman as Sachin. Might be.
But to have even 1/10th of the humility and class of Rahul Dravid he will have to have 10 janams.
— atiya zaidi (@atiyaz) November 8, 2018
Fan: I enjoy watching Australian batsmen.
Virat Kohli: Don’t live in India if you love batsmen from other countries.
Anushka: Baby, maine likha tha woh.
Kohli: Awww, chalo Australia ghum ke aate hai.
— Jet Lee(Vasooli Bhai) (@Vishj05) November 8, 2018
Veteran cricket commentator and analyst, Harsha Bhogle, however, came up with a dose of philosophising to sum up the debacle:
That is also why contrary opinions are frowned upon. Power and fame tend to attract those people who agree with you and reinforce your opinion because they benefit from proximity to fame and power.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 8, 2018