Harsha Bhogle slams Virat Kohli for asking fans to leave India if they don’t like Indian batsmen

Virat Kohli had given this statement in reply to a mean comment by a cricket fan.

Virat Kohli is in the news for all the wrong reasons

Virat Kohli has found himself in a storm of controversy on his reply to an internet heckler during the launch of his official app on his 30th birthday.

Virat turned 30 on November 5 and during the launch of his app, in a segment known as reading mean comments, Virat read a comment from a fan who said that he liked watching foreign batsmen more than Indian batsmen, as Indian batting was not upto the mark.

In his reply, Virat said, "Okay, I don’t think you should live in India, then you should go and live somewhere else no. Why are you living in our country and loving other countries? But 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."

However, many have taken offense to his comment to the fan and has sparked a huge debate amongst the best of the best. It even got footage on national TV and social media where some supported him for his comment and asked it to be dismissed as a sarcastic reply; where some even called Virat a bigot.

Now renowned cricket expert Harsha Bhogle has taken to Twitter and slammed Virat Kohli for his comment to the internet heckler. He felt that his comment was an example that Virat had formed a bubble around him and was distant from the reality. It also hinted that he wished to hear only opinions that were preferable to him.

Harsha Bhogle tweeted, “Virat Kohli's statement is a reflection of the bubble that most famous people either slip into or are forced into. The voices within it are frequently those that they wish to hear. It is a comfortable bubble and that is why famous people must try hard to prevent it from forming

Then he continued, “That is also why contrary opinions are frowned upon. Power and fame tend to attract those people who agree with you and reinforce your opinion because they benefit from proximity to fame and power.


By Jatin Sharma - 08 Nov, 2018

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