IPL franchises unlikely to support Virat Kohli's call to rest fast bowlers

File image of India skipper Virat Kohli

File image of India skipper Virat Kohli

"I enjoy watching English and Australian batsman more than these Indians", a fan wrote which irked the 30-year-old.

In the video, Kohli is seen reading out a message from a cricket fan who described him as an "over rated batsman". Why are you living in our country and loving other countries?

In response, Kohli said, "Okay, I don't think you should live in India then. you should go and live somewhere else no. Get your priorities right".

A day after Twitter was aghast over Virat Kohli's suggestion that those who don't like watching Indian batters can consider migrating, ace commentator Harsha Bhogle has lent his voice to the controversy.

We, at the BCCI value our cricket fans and respect them and their choices. The user says that it's preferable to watch Australian and English batsmen.

Although no decision has been taken, India captain Kohli has suggested that fast bowlers like Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and others who are likely to be picked for the quadrennial event be rested from IPL.

"I think this has to do with respecting cricketing excellence without any thoughts about geographical or political boundaries".

"I understand and believe that this time Virat Kohli and company will beat Australia at their home, which is very important for India", Ganguly was quoted as saying in India Today. "Yes, I can like and endorse global brands because I am getting money for it". If he checks his contract, he may find that he may have violated his contract with this statement. "He is a great player and it's time to try and be a great human being".

Last month, Kohli became the fastest batsman to reach 10,000 one-day global runs in a match against West Indies.

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