He suggested, that those who didn't like watching Indian batsmen should consider migrating to another country.
In a video that has gone viral for all the wrong reasons and available on his newly released app, Kohli was reading tweets and Instagram messages before coming across an user, who said the Indian mainstay has nothing special in his batting. "Why are you living in our country and loving other countries?" he replied. "Get your priorities right".
Meanwhile, Kohli is now the No 1 batsman in Tests and ODIs and hence it did not go down well with.
Kohli's comments have led to his trolling on social media, but more importantly, it seems to have drawn an adverse reaction from the BCCI bosses, as per a report in the Times of India. The words definitely didn't go down well with the Delhi-born cricketer and he bashed the fan, mentioning that he should leave India if he doesn't like the Indian players.
Writing about Kohli's latest comments, Times of India journalist Dwaipayan Dutta wonders if the cricket captain is "losing perspective" off the field. "Kapil Dev on song was a delight to watch as were (Richard) Hadlee, (Ian) Botham and Imran (Khan)", he added. In fact, many have found Kohli's statement hypocritical considering he once called South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs his favourite cricketer. The BCCI's revenue will fall, and consequently the players' fees.
"He (Virat) is an overrated batsman".
India skipper Kohli who was rested from the T20 series against the Caribbean celebrated his first Diwali after marriage with wife Anushka following their visit to Haridwar just a few days ago during his 30th birthday.