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I don't think he'll really be proud of what he said: Aakash Chopra on Virat Kohli's comment
From the Webdesk, 09/11/2018, New Delhi

Former India batsman Aakash Chopra has defended Virat Kohli but said he "could have done better" after India captain's "leave India" comment to a cricket fan courted a massive controversy.

Kohli was in the eye of a storm during the launch of his mobile application when he told a fan that he should not be living in India if he cannot like Indian cricketers.

Chopra, however, said he was "surprised" by Kohli's remark.

"I don't think this is what Virat Kohli is or this is what he actually thinks. In the last 18-24 months we have seen a lot of maturity with regard to how he speaks, what he actually portrays in the public domain...in all the post match interviews he's someone who's is not happy to take credit himself. But he's happy to be very, very modest and humble.

"It does surprise me. What he has said is something, yes, disappointing, unacceptable but then freedom of expression allows us to say what we want and I also feel social media at times gets the worst out of us. He was trying to address a mean tweet perhaps he had gone through a multiple mean tweets before reacting or choosing to react to one...he could have done better. When he'll look back at it, I don't think he'll really be proud of what he said," Chopra told India Today.

Kohli launched his mobile app on his 30th birthday on November 5. He read out social media messages and reacted after reading a particular tweet on his app.

"Over-rated batsman and personally I see nothing special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians," Kohli read out the tweet from a fan during his app launch.

It was his reaction to the comment that sparked a major uproar.

"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? 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 replied.

 

 

 
 
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