India cricket star Virat Kohli “paranoid” over hotel video
India’s cricket captain and one of the best batsmen of the world, Virat Kohli, has expressed fears regarding the “unpredictability” of the Indian government following the video which appears to show a security official dragging security guard by the hair and forcing him to do a Nazi salute before a room full of Muslim clerics.
The Indian government has demanded that the video be withdrawn, and has demanded that the hotel where the incident took place withdraw the videos that have been released claiming to show “un-provoked” violence.
Kohli was reacting to the incident when he was asked how he was coping with the current political and social environment of India and also how he was coping with the increasing media attention on himself.
What followed was a brief interview with the media where Kohli expressed his concerns about the “unpredictability” of the country. He then made a shocking statement and refused to apologize to his country.
“I don’t need to apologize. I’ve been asked by my fans and I know this country a lot better than the people in power and the media,” Kohli said.
“They’re trying to find a way to stop India’s growth. What they’re trying to do now is to stop this growth. To stop it, they’re going to stop everyone. They’re going to cancel everything. I’m an open person with the media. I know why they (the media) are doing what they’re doing. This country has gone full of this, full of this. People who love me, why are you scared?”
“A country’s biggest security person was trying to break your hand. This is the kind of things that we should be seeing in the United States of America,” Kohli said. He later