The controversy erupted after a video appeared on social media, through which Kohli was promoting his official application that was launched on his birthday on November 5. In that video, Kohli is seen criticising a fan who said that he likes English and Australian batsmen more than the current Indian players.
Is #Kohli asking his non-Indian fans to leave their country and come to India🤔🤔.. Or to sort their priorities? #WTF https://t.co/tRAX4QbuZI
— H (@Hramblings) 1541491521000
“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. I don’t think you should live in our country and like other things. Get your priorities right,” Kohli replied in the video.
But Kaif feels Kohli’s “statements are twisted” and taken out of context.
“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,” Kaif has tweeted.
The unfair targeting of Kohli just shows how statements are twisted according to whatever suits the agenda of peopl… https://t.co/iAcHFeL5bM
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) 1541696565000
Meanwhile on Thursday, Kohli tweeted a clarification as well.
“I guess trolling isn’t for me guys, I’ll stick to getting trolled! I spoke about how “these Indians” was mentioned in the comment and that’s all. I’m all for freedom of choice. ?? Keep it light guys and enjoy the festive season. Love and peace to all,” Kohli had written on his Twitter handle.
I guess trolling isn’t for me guys, I’ll stick to getting trolled! 😁 I spoke about how “these Indians” was mentione… https://t.co/um7W7xl2cT
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 1541683657000