Virat Kohli’s controversial ‘leave India’ remark has created quite a stir in the country, the nation’s proudest and popular son faced unparalleled criticism for his unsavoury remarks from almost all quarters of the society. While a few have backed the fiery Indian skipper, there are many who lashed out at him badly for his unsavoury remark. Film actor Siddharth went on to say that Kohli made a mistake and wasn’t pleased a bit with it. However, very little did he know that Kohli fans will not leave Siddharth for expressing his opinion on a public platform.
During the launch of his own official mobile application on the occasion of his 30th birthday, Kohli faced backlash after his reaction to a fan, who confessed his preference for English and Australian cricketers over Team India.
“He (Virat) is an overrated batsman. Nothing seems special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians,” the fan wrote.
Kohli admitted that he was not personally affected by the criticism but pointed out that if someone does not like Indian players while living in India then they should not be living in 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? I don’t mind you not liking me. I don’t think you should live in our country and like other things. Get your priorities right,” Kohli replied.
Having faced a lot of flake of social media users for a couple of days after publicly lashing out at a fan, the 30-year old Kohli tried to tone down the issue somewhat, saying he is “all for freedom of choice”.
“I guess trolling isn’t for me guys, I’ll stick to getting trolled! I spoke about how “these Indians” was mentioned in the comment and that’s all. I’m all for freedom of choice. Keep it light guys and enjoy the festive season. Love and peace to all,” Kohli said in a message on his official Twitter handle.
The ‘Rang De Basanti’ fame actor shared his distaste on the choice of words used by Kohli for a fan. Like many celebrities, he chose to speak on the issue and criticised the Indian stalwart for his controversial statement and believed that it was an idiotic set of words used from the Indian captain. While it was an opinion from the actor like many gave, the designated Kohli fans didn’t like it even a bit it seems.
See some of the tweets:
Siddharth came up with a series of tweets after being hurled a lot of abuse and trolls by the fans and was clearly not happy with their behaviour. He also went on to compare the social media’s disadvantages with the polluted Delhi air.
Meanwhile, India’s leading spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also asked the famous actor on what is the issue which is bothering now and it will be interesting to see if Siddharth comes up with a response.