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Virat Kohli on his leave India comment: 'I will stick to getting trolled'

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Virat Kohli on Thursday took to Twitter to explain why he made the "leave India" comment to a cricket fan.

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.

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"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 tweeted.

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.

Since Kohli's video went viral, fans have expressed their staunch views over the 30-year-old's statements calling him arrogant and obnoxious. One fan said Kohli may have had a brain fade moment and shouldn't be attacked.

The Rang De Basanti actor Siddharth called the Indian skipper's comment "an idiotic set of words".

"If you want to remain #KingKohli it may be time to teach yourself to think 'What would Dravid say?' before speaking in future. What an idiotic set of words to come from an #India #captain!" Siddharth tweeted.

Kohli has a huge following on social media with most of his posts showing him sweating it out at the gym, which strikes a chord with the youth of the country. He is well aware of his influence on the youth of the country and that he is closely followed not only by the media but millions who profess him their hero.

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