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Kohli's 'leave India' response to cricket enthusiast creates controversy

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

has found himself embroiled in a controversy over his "I don't think you should live in India" response to an enthusiast who called the while expressing his admiration for English and Australian batsmen.

In a video that has gone viral for all the wrong reasons and available on his newly released app, was reading tweets and messages before coming across an user, who said the Indian mainstay has nothing special in his

"Over-rated batsman and personally I see nothing special in his I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians," read out the enthusiast's tweet.

Far from being pleased with the fan's observation, Kohli responded, "Okay, I don't think you should live in then you should go and live somewhere else, no? 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."

Kohli launched his mobile app on his 30th birthday on November 5.

His remarks did not go down well with the Twitterati who trolled him for

making what they felt were unsavoury comments.

A batsman par excellence with a plethora of records to his name, Kohli spent his birthday with wife in Haridwar.

Recently, Kohli became the fastest batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs. The Indian achieved the milestone in just 205 innings, bettering Sachin Tendulkar's previous record of 259 innings. He was in red-hot form and finished the five-match series as the top run-getter with 453 runs at an average of 151.00.

He also slammed a hat-trick of centuries in the first three ODIs, another first for an Indian.

Before the ODI series against the West Indies, he was very impressive on the England tour where he scored more than 500 runs even as his teammates struggled.

Kolhli was recently praised by legend and former for his insatiable hunger for success.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 18:35 IST