India captain Virat Kohli’s controversial “leave India” remark, for which he has been pilloried all over social media, has not gone down well with a lot of people. The Indian captain though has been defended by former India batsman and newly appointed assistant coach of Delhi Daredevils Mohammad Kaif who says Kohli’s remark has been taken out of context.
Kaif and Kohli were teammates at IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore from 2011-2013.
Kaif, who played 13 Tests for India has described the treatment Kohli is getting as “mischievous targeting”.
The controversy erupted on Wednesday through a video on social media when Kohli was promoting his official application and in the video, the India captain can be seen saying harsh words to a fan who said “Over-rated batsman and personally I see nothing special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians.”
In reply to the message Kohli had some stinging words of his own, “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, but I don’t think you should live in our country and like other things. Get your priorities right.”
The unfair targeting of Kohli just shows how statements are twisted according to whatever suits the agenda of people. He has publicly in the past admired sportsman from across the globe & his statement clearly was in a certain context.But mischievous targeting is a norm for a few
Virat and Kaif may have presented their side of the story but what happened hasn’t gone down too well with the Committee of Administrators (CoA) who said they will look into the matter. “The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) will look into the matter,” a source told ANI.
From Online Sources