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Don’t live in India if you love batsmen from other countries: Virat Kohli responds to fan


New Delhi, Nov 7 (NIE): Virat Kohli has embroiled himself in fresh controversy after video footage on social media showed the Indian captain saying that “those who prefer English and Australian batsmen should not live in India.” Kohli was reading out mean messages addressed to him by fans and responding to them.

In the video available on his newly released app, Kohli reads out tweets and Instagram messages offering his opinions on them. He then gets to a comment by a user who says Kohli is an overrated batsman. The user says that it’s preferable to watch Australian and English batsmen. “Over-rated batsman and personally I see nothing special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians,” Kohli reads.

Kohli, in turn, took a dig at the user and 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? 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’s approach to the question has not gone well with social media users and the 30-year-old has faced flak from various quarters. Some even went on to remind Kohli of his statement during the U19 Cricket World Cup in 2008, wherein he said that his favourite cricketer was former South African opener Herschelle Gibbs.

In the recently-concluded ODI series against West Indies, Kohli also surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest to scale the 10,000 runs milestone in the 50-over format of the game.

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  • Hariprasad, Balkunje-Mulki

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    This Kohli THUG has some nerve to tell Fellow Indians leave India as if he OWNES India and all its
    tapings!

    I wonder where and why he thinks he can abuse Indian citizens. We have every right to like/love cricketers from other countries.

    He will help himself by concentrating on his game and work hard to receive praise from Indian fans
    and fans abroad.

    This childish, silly and stupid RANT has no place NOR REASON -Fans love India just as much, if not more than Kohli does. I say JUST FOCUS ON CRICKET!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Cricket and politics are two jobs are over paid in India, afterall money speaks,look at Ravi shastry and Gavaskar for just commentary they will get 6 crores per year, un justifiable.

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  • James Philip D sa, Belman/Kuwait

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    This is called "Ahankaar". This will go against him if he doesn't change his attitude. Look at Sachin..very humble person till date

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Kohli better concentrate on where he is went and what for he went on holidays, your cricketing carrier will comes to end by tweeter, better you stop watching them and responding to them.

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  • savi, mangalore

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Virat,

    Learn to accept the negative comments also like to accept the positive. appreciation and support is not one sided.. though your performance was very bad in some of IPL seasons and have not won a single IPL trophy for Karnataka in 11 years, still we support RC for all these years only because of ABD.. will still continue to do so. this is the sportsmanship spirit.... try playing this year only with Indian players...will see how many people will support RC.. India is not owned by you to tell someone to leave the country... so I think you better limit your comments only for sports..

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Applauds to Kohli. The man who tweeted really deserves this.
    If Virat is overrated or not, why did the man in question tweeted him directly? When anyone tweets you with negative comments, you have the right to respond in the ugliest way possible. Check Sanjay Jha's replies!!!

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  • Antonio DSilva, Kuwait

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    .......................yeah cos you and virat jointly own India.

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  • Suman, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    " these Indians" such words will hurt any true Indians. And I certainly agree with Kohli... kuch logonko toh mirchi lage ga hi..

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  • S. Vijayan, Bangalore

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Many world class cricketers have come and gone, it is just matter of time and luck. Great cricketers like Gavaskar, Tendulkar, Dravid, Lara, Sobers, were very delightful to watch playing and never over reacted any time of their playing. This fellow shows most ugliest face and reaction when he takes a catch or an opponent gets out. Disaster to watch him as a captain. And now a days his duplicate one more added in the team that is Yajuvendra Chahal, horrible looking who is by chance in Indian team from no where when there are more talented bowlers are in India who could not make it their place in playing eleven. Even Mike Tyson was far better when he defeated his opponent in Boxing than these ball hitting men.

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  • gm, Mlur

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    All are dictator, Now one more came. Tell him not to go to play other countries. Let him only in India.

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  • Indian Cricket Fan, Mandya/Karnatka

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Did not anticipate such mean statement from an internationally acclaimed versatile Indian Batsman. Sad to know of this low sportsman spirit.

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  • jones, manipal

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    He is not a gentleman.

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  • Ozy, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    He has become a Kooli by uttering these words

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  • Gopala Krishnan, Blr

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    He the worst cricketer

    He married in foreign country,
    He had honeymoon in foreign country
    He once told his fav crickerter is hershelle Gibbs
    He only wears foreign cloths
    He many times spends time in abroad

    Kohli is most deserving to be out of India, throw him out

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Cricket is a sport. One who likes sport can support or love anybody. Who is this Virat Kohli to ask the persons who love other countries sportmen to leave the country...???? Kick him out of cricket and his mindset will automatically change.

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  • mohan, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Speaks like Rss.....

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Virat Kohli, you really stupid being a sportsman. You are not having a sportsman spirit. If you think Indian must love only Indian Batsman, then why you collected so many Foreign cars?

    Virat if you think only about India then why you got married in Italy??

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Virat Kohli is a Sportsman & not a Chaddi ...

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  • Aubb, India / Kuwait

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    It's high time to boycott all the Foreign products and services this cheap batsman is promoting while living in India!!

    Nowadays cheap politicians, Godmen, and others are telling who should and who shouldn't live in India, what food one should eat, what clothes one should wear, what religion one must follow etc.

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  • Sanjay, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    It seem as though success has gone to his head. Virat will never be an ambassador to the game ,he has no culture and qualities of a professional .
    His career is on a down hill from here on.
    First he has to be able to handle all type of fans and then he has to be calm and composed, and talk with wisdom.

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  • Abdul Jabbar, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Sad that someone like VK said that..Every 1 is entitled to their opinion.He needs maturity..Must be stressed out or must have seen Rohit sharma' s name all over the the news papers after 2nd T20

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  • Ronnie, Mukamar/Maryhill.

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Just another fake nationalist.

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  • Rodrigo, Mumbai

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Virat Kohli is back in the news.

    No no, he hasn't been shooting video clips of litterbugs to shame them on social media with Anushka...... He is doing something better..... Telling people to leave India.

    Apparently Kohli saw a comment of one of the cricket fans who compared him with other batsmen and concluded that he did not like Kohli much but preferred the Australian batsmen better.

    In response Kohli told the fan that, "If he doesn't like Indian batsmen then he should leave India and go elsewhere"

    Amazing logic from Kohli right??

    So basically if you like Rafael Nadal more than Mahesh Bhupati you should leave India and go to Spain.

    If you like Christiano Ronaldo more than Bhaichang Bhutia you should go and live in Portugal.

    And perhaps, if you don't like Statue of Unity but like Statue of Liberty, you should go and live in NYC.

    But if you want to live in India, you have to like Indian Sportsmen and other Indian stuff more than the Phoren stuff.

    Maybe Ramdev Baba can now pick up Kohli as the brand ambassador for his newly launched Patanjali Jeans 😛

    It's not a wonder that Kohli likes Khakhi Chaddi more than Jockey VBriefs.

    Though I wonder why Virat Kohli himself owns a garage full of Audis instead of Tata cars? Does he himself, secretly wants to go to Germany instead of staying in India?

    Disclaimer: Kohli getting married to Anushka in Italy should not be misconstrued as him liking Sonia Gandhi more than Modi 😉

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  • Pooki 3, MANGALURU

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Modi is the thug who supporting these kind of creatures who failed in SSLC including salman khan, and virat kohli, Anushka Sharma is just time passer in VIRAT LIFE ! Mind it ! These useless guys live still the people are slaves for the CRICKET ENTERTAINMENT which was created by same BRITISH people but still we are slave for them till the date ! officially we got freedom but off the book we are still slaves of Europeans ! Most of the POPULATION anywhere in the world to wish to settle down in EUROPE rather than their own country and 80 percent indians are not exceptional

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Why Kohli is promoting foreign brands in India then? Why he uses foreign brand items?

    Why he sends his wife to foreign countries for film shooting? Foreign locations attract Indians towards those countries!

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  • shamshuddin mohammed, Dammam

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    We like most ABDe Velliers , Imran Khan , Shahid Afridi , ricky ponting , dhoni , Tendulkar an much more, and from now we hate Virat kohli………………………….. because of arrogant comment...……………………

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Another candidate getting ready for bjp ..ha...ha

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  • Amith, NAGPUR

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Bjpeeee product!!!!!!

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Initially repeatedly low average and failure batsman thanks to BCCI allowing him to play more game .present day if you play well means you should show first gratitude to your selection coach and committee and BCCI. so much young player capable to perform initial stage only.even much better than you.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Initially repeatedly low average and failure batsman thanks to BCCI allowing him to play more game .present day if you play well means you should showfirst gratitude to your skeleton committee and BCCI. so much young player capable to perform initial stage only.even much better than you.

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    We Indians are liberated since August 15, 1947. CRICKET is not ruling India, we are a Democracy. If the condition to live in India is love Cricket, Virat Kohli, you are mistaken.

    There is Hockey, Badminton, Tennis, Kabaddi, Archery, Wrestling, and more - all these games are played in India the each game has its own fans. Some may not be knowing ABC of Cricket - are they supposed to leave ?

    You are awarded by Padma Shri 2017, the highest civilians honors. Please maintain your own dignity while respecting the citizenship of rest of Indians is concerned.

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    List of Brands That Virat Kohli Currently Endorses
    1. Puma(Origin: Germany)
    2. Colgate(Origin: United States)
    3. MuveAcoustics(Origin: Hong Kong)
    4. Tissot (Origin: Switzerland
    5. Audi (Origin: Germany)
    6 American Tourister(Origin: United States)
    7. Boost (Origin: United Kingdom)
    8. Vicks (Origin: United States)
    9. Uber (Origin: United States)
    10..Philips (Origin: Netherlands)
    11. Valvoline (Origin: United States)

    This Sanskari overrated cricketer of India half of his earning come from foreign brands. It is time to boycott the products unless he tenders an open apology.

    Everyone has the right to life, liberty and the security of person.' Article 21 of the Constitution of India, 1950 provides that, “No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law.

    It is a clear violation of the constitution of India by this Cricketer. The brands should disown this cricketer or else face the wrath of Indians by the boycott.
    Jai Hind

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  • Amith, NAGPUR

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Hereafter KOLI should endorse Gai, Gober and Gau-Mutrr !!!!!

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  • Aubb, India / Kuwait

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    @Amith,

    Add Chilli Pakoda and Chai pls.

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  • vincent, mangalore

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    wedding........ italy
    you forgot

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  • Swamy, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Viral Kohli's and Anushka Sharma's all money Black and White in India and in foreign countries is instantly demonitised to white by this divisive comment. You got general amnesty on all present and future offences and crimes Say thanks to BJP. You are a prospective future BJP minister.

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  • Ranjith, Kundapur

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Don't call him Minister, Plop candidate of politics

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  • Nas, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Mr kohli you arrogant player.thats why we dont love you.doni is best

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  • Pnto, Mnglre

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Looks like going to get bjp ticket next elections. Hez preparing the pitch

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  • Karthik, Konaje /Navi Mumbai

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Strange hearing this from someone like VK who got wedded in Italy and doesn't even drink water from motherland, drinks only Imported Evian water.

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  • Sunil R, Blore/ Udupi

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Typical paindoo punjabi brain who will gladly accept foreign brands for advertisement revenue in crores.
    Bugger is arrogance personified only fit to say behenc--d on and off the field for every silly thing to his teammates, opposing teammates and maybe to officials also.
    Sachin was so much better in his humility and talent.

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  • Nagesh, UDUPI

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    This is the difference between "Tendulkar" Dravid" and This crazy arrogant "VIRAT"

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    I love Afridi big hitting he’s all time favorite n few others finest players.

    Who r u? Just a player who represent India
    Win a tour n England Australia Newzealand SouthAfrica
    U lose in big number, we feel ashamed watching u play out in thier place.
    Winning in subcontinent wickets z easy.
    U play team sport rather an individuals
    Breaking records doesn’t mean u rule, records are meant to be broken- watch Prithvi Shaw break urs n ease.

    Attitude🤡

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  • Allan Dcosta, Kinnigoli / Abu Dhabi

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Getting ready to join politics...

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  • DON, Udupi

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    What's the purpose of your marrying in Italy.
    Love cricket and it's best performer regardless of country.

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  • Cyril, Manglore

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Narrow minded people..
    how India will grow.

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Most sarcastic comment made by Virat Kohli. I cannot believe you could use such words which has hurt the feelings of many. How could you? You should practice what you preach.

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  • Tilak, London

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    I am already out of India saar. came out of India just after you were named captain, understood?
    If he loves India that much then dont use any foreign phone, shouldnt have got married in Italy, shouldnt have said he loves Herschelle Gibbs as his favorite cricketer in 2007. stupid fella. absolutely useless Indian he is.

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  • Anil, MP

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Then why this idiot advertising other countries brand....
    That time he don't feel shame when taking money.....

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Why you are promoting foreign products...

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    1.The fan was asking for it.
    2.When.the whole world acknowledges Virat as No 1 who is this Chap to say Virat is over rated ? Does he know of Virats achievements?
    3.Which English and Australian batsmen is the chap.in question referring to ?
    4.Accolades are not showered just like that in any sports and I have heard many a top.commentator say that nobody comes near Virat ...in fact from No 1 to.5 at least it should be Virat.
    5.If you cannot appreciate or know anything of the sports or the sportsmen's talent
    better keep your trap shut.Why provoke ?You deserve that Response from.OUR ONE AND ONLY KING KOHLI

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  • Tilak, London

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Does it matter what the opinion of the world is about Virat Kohli? Does it matter if he's number one or not? We as poor people will not get anything. All that matters for VK or BCCI is how much money they make. I am sure if there's no money involved he wont play.

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Will you contribute day in and day in your place of work if you are not paid ?
    What are you doing in London ?
    A place which makes everyone a thorough professional?

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  • Tilak, London

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    I am just slogging my day through like everyone working for their livelihood. Doesnt matter if i am in London or in Lonavala. He being a major youth icon, spews hatred like this on and off the field could potentially turn dangerous on young minds. While himself a hypocrite, he should spread the word of globalism and acceptance of all that is good. It is just by chance that he was born in a cricket mad nation.

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  • Swamy, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Everybody is a tiger in his own home. See his performance and team as a whole when they tour foriegn countries!?!?!?!?....Come out of well and compete with world to be world famous. He is a very good cricketer and I have no comments to him or team in cricket field and cricket related matters.

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    He is a very good batsman, especially in home series. There is no doubt about that.
    But everyone knows that he is arrogant.
    A good cricketer who is arrogant is generally not liked by people.
    The man who wrote that he likes to see batting of Australian players has given his opinion, Virat has to respect his view. He has no right to ask that man to leave India.
    There are many cricket fans in Pakistan who like Virat Kohli 's batting, can we ask them to leave Pakistan and come to India ?

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  • Swamy, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Before we start do you realize cricket is English national game. Very extreme and very discouraging views coming from a captain. This divisive bug has now penetrated sports fraternity. You have no right to restrict people's choice of taste and appreciations. In the same line you should also stop going to foriegn countries and compete with them, using foriegn products and copying foriegn way of life and more importantly taking in foriegn language. See that you educate your children in pure Indian Hindi medium Sanskari school. Word of advice to you, you do exceptionally well in home turf but in foriegn soil you are utter disaster.

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  • Aftab, Udupi/Muscat

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    ARROGANCE & TOO MUCH OF HEAD WEIGHT!!!
    He doesn't like to get married in India, can go all the way Italy!!
    Well by his above logic all his overseas fans should shift to India!!!!

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    The Cricketer Virat Kohli married in a foreign country. Supports foreign countries in other sports. Plays a sport originating from a foreign country instead of playing kabaddi. Talks in a foreign language many times. Wears foreign dresses. Is he in his right mind speaking those words now?

    Kohli’s words sounded like constant threats issued by BJP leaders to Muslims other critics of the Narendra Modi government in India to go to Pakistan.

    The cricketer must have forgotten his own words out how he had described South Africa’s Herschelle Gibbs and not Sachin Tendulkar when he was asked to name his favorite player very early in his career.

    If his fan loves some other cricketer for his style or talent it should be his business. By saying this Virat Kohli lacks 'Sportsman's spirit'. He should either tender an apology or quit cricket.
    Jai Hind

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  • Well Wisher, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    This not a sportsman spirit. People always appreciate the talent not a person.
    So be mature and show good perfornance and away from any controversy.

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