More often than not, the Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli finds himself in the midst of every debate or controversy which unwantedly puts him in an tricky situation. Kohli recently slammed a fan in a promotional event that created a furore on social media and topped the headlines of every national daily. It not only stirred up a massive controversy but also Kohli was trolled slammed everywhere fans and critics alike over his “I don’t think you should live in India” response to a cricket enthusiast who called the skipper overrated. The fan also expressed his fondness for English and Australian batsmen. To this Virat added, “Why are you living in our country and loving other countries?” Also Read - Former Australia Captain Michael Clarke Heaps Big Praise on Sachin Tendulkar, Calls India Legend 'The Best Batsman I Ever Saw'
Ahead of the much-awaited India’s tour to Australia, a member from Committee of Administrators (COA) has asked Indian skipper to conduct himself with dignity and humility which should signify a hallmark of true leader. Also Read - Paine Rejects Clarke's 'Australia Scared to Sledge Kohli' Claim, Says Provocation Brings Out The Best in India Captain
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According to a Mumbai Mirror report, a CoA member had a conversation with Kohli about his conduct as a captain.“He was told to be humble, in his interactions both with the press and the public,” a COA official was quoted. However, Kohli’s immediate response to the advice is not known but his subdued behavior at the pre-tour press conference on Thursday seemed he took the advice pretty seriously.
Virat kicked up a controversy last week when he asked a fan to leave India for saying he preferred watching English and Australian batsmen over Indian players. Virat was interacting with fans on his app when he made the intemperate remark. “I don’t think you should live in India then,” he responds to the critical fan. “Why are you living in our country and loving other countries?”
The 30-year old Kohli is currently in Australia where India’s tour starts on November 21 with a three-match T20I series. The two teams will then face-off in a four-match Test rubber before playing a three-match ODI series in January.