Virat Kohli may have violated central contract after 'leave India' remark: BCCI

Mumbai, Nov 8(DC): Virat Kohli was on Wednesday embroiled in a controversy when a fan termed him an ‘over-rated batsman’ comparing him to England and Australia cricketers.

To this, Kohli, who turned 30 earlier this week, replied through a video asking him to ‘leave India’.

While many of his fans and other Twitter users have trolled him for this, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was upset with the Delhi cricketer’s response.

We, at the BCCI value our cricket fans and respect them and their choices. I loved to watch Sunil Gavaskar bat, but also loved watching (Gordon) Greenidge, (Desmond) Haynes and Viv Richards. I loved watching Sachin, Viru (Virender Sehwag), Sourav (Ganguly), VVS (Laxman), Rahul (Dravid) bat but also loved Mark Waugh, Brian Lara and so many others,” BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary was quoted saying by the Times of India.


“Shane Warne for me has been the most exciting spinner to watch, but one felt the most thrill when Anil (Kumble) was bowling. Kapil Dev on song was a delight to watch as were (Richard) Hadlee, (Ian) Botham and Imran (Khan),” he added.

“I think this has to do with respecting cricketing excellence without any thoughts about geographical or political boundaries,” he continued.

Kohli has been rested for India’s ongoing T20I series against West Indies, which they have already sealed 2-0 with one game to play. Rohit Sharma is leading the side in Kohli’s absence.

“Virat needs to understand that if the fans go away to other countries, then no Puma etc. will want to sign him for Rs100 crores. The BCCI’s revenue will fall, and consequently the players’ fees. If he checks his contract, he may find that he may have violated his contract with this statement. Just like he violated BCCI’s contract with Nike when travelling to England to support Puma,” a BCCI official said.

Kohli will return to action ahead of India’s long tour to Australia. The first of the three T20Is Down Under will be played on November 21.

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  • Mark Dcruz, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Looks like he is the son of Giriraj..

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India.

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Swamy, Mangalore
    No doubt Virat has damaged his own reputation due to his arrogant rigid reply, still I like his Captaincy. He is a good motivator to the entire team. Wish he will not repeat his chaddi brain again.

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  • Vishwanath, Puttur

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    It is not because of his captaincy, but breed of cricketers with more talent than him line up to be in Indian team. Even a school team captain could win matches with with strong team members of Indian team. Nothing great what he achieved.

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  • savi, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 11 2018

    Exactly... he is just the name same captain... without Dhoni he is nothing... Most of the time Dhoni takes decisions..

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  • Pai, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Too much money, this is the result..

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  • Francis Saldanha, Bahrain

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Not a sensible response from the Indian cricket Captain!
    Unwarranted for......

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  • Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Arrogance is the beginning of the downfall of humanity... Many famous sports personnel and athletes have achieved success at a quick rate.. But their lack of maturity shows in their behavior and talks... Birds no matter how big they are have to land their feet once in a while and this Virat needs to learn...

    I hope he is not following the " Go To Pakistan " rant by the Pee party bhakths....

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  • Hariprasad, Bajpe - Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    BCCI need to sit this arrogant BOY down and educate him - the spite for fans for his inability to BAT
    like some of the Crickets greats.

    Short-term success doesn't give him the right to kick Indians out of India?????????????????

    Show your skills in the field and the bat not with your ill-fated mouth!!!!!!!!!

    I say Shape up ------?????

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    The Indian cricket needs to be purged for cricketers like Virat Kohli who Spoke Like A Giriraj Singh.

    Here are the two tweets posted by his fans.

    A fan posted a short video from the 2008 U-19 World Cup that Kohli captained. In the video, Kohli is heard and seen saying “My favorite batsman is Herschelle Gibbs”.

    Gibbs was the attacking opening batsman of South Africa then.

    Another fan flashed Kohli’s Jan 2016 tweet in which he had said: “Congratulations @AngeliqueKerber for winning the Australian Open. Officially my favorite women's tennis player. What a fighter.”

    Virat Kohli should tender an unconditional apology or Indians should boycott his brands endorsed by him.

    Jai Hind

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Money power should not get into their head.

    Humility is a bigger treasure than monetary wealth.

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Valencia

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Why do you play abroad.Cricket has seen many people like you and moved on.Grow with age.Please enjoy with your fame and money and understand that you are a small dust in the game of cricket.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Innocent Virat got carried way with Modi's "Go to Pakistan" Dialogue ...

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Cricketer Virat Kohli violated the constitutional liberty of Indians. If the contract is violated he should be served notice by the BCCI.
    When the BCCI itself involved in sexual allegation exposed in Me too protest, how the credibility of the board can be rated?

    Virat Kohli should tender an unconditional apology to the nation. The foreign brands he is endorsed should withdraw the contract or else face the boycott of Indians.

    Cricket is a game, not politics. Virat Kohli lacks 'Sportsmanship'.

    Jai Hind

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  • Allan Dcosta, Kinnigoli / Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Virat Kohli is one of the finest players in world cricket, but he still has a long way to go before he can gain the respect from everywhere. he should learn from the humbleness of Sachin Tendulkar and Dhoni....

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  • Swamy, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Kohli is not captain material. He is a good cricketer for team to have. Since becoming a captain he has stopped bowling and especially at times of need when things are going tough. Retaining him just as a player would be good enough provided he doesn't show his Chaddi brains again.

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