Five-time former world champion Viswanathan Anand came out in support of Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli, citing a loss of control on one’s reactions as the reason behind his recent remark that has taken the nation by storm.
Virat Kohli recently told a critic to ‘Leave India’ if they did not like the Indian cricketers and preferred the playing style of cricketers abroad.
This comment took no time to take twitter by storm and Anand says emotions got the better of Kohli and he should not be judged that harshly.
Kohli was and slammed by critics over his “I don’t think you should live in India” response to an enthusiast who called the skipper overrated while expressing his admiration for English and Australian batsmen.
Kohli was quoted saying on this video forum –
“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.”
“I think he lost control. He got a bit emotional and he just said the first thing that came to his mind.
People are emotional and they lose control once in a while. It has happened to me even if I was more successful in not showing it. But there are moments when your emotions take over.
He has got enough criticism already. It’s over. Those who did not like it, already criticised him so no need to keep piling on it.”