Virat Kohli's controversial response to a fan's Tweet, which led to him being slammed on social media by many has now irked the BCCI as well.
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.
Kohli told the Indian fan to "go and live somewhere else" in a video on his newly-launched personal app, in which he responded to comments from the public.
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"I don't think you should live in India then", Kohli, who has 27.1 million followers on Twitter, said in a video posted on his new app to sell exclusive merchandise. Why are you living in our country and loving other countries? "Yes, I can like and endorse global brands because I am getting money for it". BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary has hit back at the Indian skipper for his comments and a BCCI official even took dig at Kohli and his deal with Puma.
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. I'm all for freedom of choice. "Get your priorities right", he added with a wry smile. Keep it light guys and enjoy the festive season. "Love and peace to all", Kohli, who was in a damage control mode, tweeted.
The video went viral and has prompted a torrent of criticism against Kohli on social media.
His comments received widespread backlash from fans and critics alike, with many pointing out the various foreign brands that Kohli endorses and the numerous times he has expressed admiration for non-Indian sportspersons.