Skipper Virat Kohli's comments - “I don’t think you should live in India” - in response to a fan, who called him overrated while expressing admiration for batsmen from England and Australia over "these Indians", stirred up a controversy and widespread debate over the social media and various other platforms. Now though, it seems that the opinion and suggestion hasn't also gone down well with the administrators.
In what kickstarted suddenly as a row, Kohli was seen reading tweets and Instagram messages in a video over his mobile app before one quite disrespectful user opinion came to his notice and he shot back.
“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,” Virat said.
Now though, according to a report on Mumbai Mirror, the BCCI and supreme court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) have issued a warning to Virat Kohli, asking him to tone down, be "humble" and focus only on his responsibilities.
“He was told to be humble, in his interactions both with the press and the public,” one COA member was quoted saying on Friday, November 16.
Rested from the T20I series against West Indies, Virat will now be seen in action during the upcoming tough tour of Australia, which starts with the first T20I at Gabba on November 21.
The Border-Gavaskar Trophy begins at Adelaide from December 6.