Virat Kohli faces backlash over ‘go live somewhere else’ jibe

India skipper displayed a very short fuse when he hit out at an online critic. (AFP)
Updated 08 November 2018
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Virat Kohli faces backlash over ‘go live somewhere else’ jibe

  • Kohli class missing in action as India skipper lashes out at critic.

NEW DEHLI: India captain Virat Kohli has provoked a social media storm after telling a critic to leave the country for criticizing his batting.

Kohli told the Indian fan to “go and live somewhere else” in a video on his newly-launched personal app, in which he responded to comments from the public.

The fan had said Kohli was “overrated” and less enjoyable to watch than his English and Australian counterparts, prompting a frosty response.

“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.”

His outburst prompted a backlash on social media from cricket lovers across India.

“Virat Kohli’s statement is a reflection of the bubble that most famous people either slip into or are forced into,” wrote prominent cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle on Twitter.

“Kohli is highly arrogant and that is one trait which is his Achilles heel,” tweeted another user.


Shafiq chalks up 4,000 runs as Pakistan eyes victory

Updated 19 November 2018
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Shafiq chalks up 4,000 runs as Pakistan eyes victory

  • Shafiq is the 11th Pakistani batsman to score 4,000 or more runs in Test cricket
  • Pakistan, set 176 to win the match, were 100-3 with just half an hour before lunch on the fourth day

ABU DHABI: Middle order batsman Asad Shafiq chalked up 4,000 runs in the five-day format Monday as Pakistan edged close to victory in their first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi.
Shafiq took a single off left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel to reach 24, making him the 11th Pakistani batsman to score 4,000 or more runs in Test cricket.
Pakistan, set 176 to win the match, were 100-3 with just half an hour before lunch on the fourth day. Azhar Ali was at the crease on 20.
Pakistan are hoping the pair continue their solid run to force a 1-0 win in the three-match series.
Shafiq and Azhar rescued Pakistan during their 52-run unfinished stand for the fourth wicket after high drama at the start of the day, when Pakistan lost three quick wickets in the space of just eight runs and as many balls.
Opener Imam-ul-Haq was trapped leg-before to a full length ball by Patel in the fifth over of the day. Imam made 27 with four boundaries.
His fellow opener Mohammad Hafeez then miscued a drive off leg-spinner Ish Sodhi’s next over and was caught at covers for ten.
Haris Sohail followed three balls later, caught and bowled off a Sodhi full toss for four.