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If you like foreign cricketers, leave the country

Virat Kohli told a cricket fan to leave India if he likes English and Australian cricketers more than Indian players, the Times of India reported.

The drama unfolded during the video recording of the launch of his mobile phone application.

“He [Virat] is an overrated batsman,” the fan wrote. “Nothing seems special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians.”

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This statement did not sit well with the energetic Indian cricketer who told the fan to “leave the country”.

“I don’t think you should live in India. Go and live somewhere else. Why are you living in our country and loving other countries?” he replied.

The Indian cricketer said that he didn’t mind the fan not liking him but he didn’t like it when people live in one country and like things from other countries.

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Kohli’s rant went viral on social media.

Kohli scored 453 runs in the recently concluded one day international series against West Indies. He surpassed Sachin Tendulkar to become the quickest batsman to surpass 10,000 runs in the 50 overs format.



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