Here’s Virat Kohli’s Response to Salman Khan’s Rio Appointment

Virat Kohli commented on the recent controversy over Salman Khan’s appointment as the Rio Games’ Goodwill Ambassador.

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Indian cricket sensation, Virat Kohli, refused to comment upon the ongoing controversy regarding the appointment of Bollywood star Salman Khan as goodwill ambassador of the country’s Rio Games contingent by the Indian Olympic Association.

Speaking at an event on Monday, the otherwise vocal cricketer said.

That’s not for me to comment on when I don’t know the details. It won’t be proper for me to comment on this platform.
Virat Kohli

Olympian Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt were the first ones to have opposed the nomination of Salman Khan, followed by legendary Milkha Singh.

However, on being whether he was keen to see the three soon-to-be released biopics on cricketers - Tendulkar, Mohd Azharuddin, and India’s current one-day captain M S Dhoni - Kohli said:

“Everyone knows who I idolised as a kid. He will always remain my idol because of who I came into cricket. I am very eagerly looking forward to the biopic on Sachin Tendulkar. I have idolised him. That will be something which will be very interesting (to watch).”

At the same time, he said he was also keen to see the other two biopics.

(With inputs from the PTI)

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