- Reports of a possible rift within captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma were doing rounds in section of media
- Virat Kohli rubbished the reports saying there is ‘nothing’ between him and Rohit Sharma
Recently after some social media watchers suggested that Rohit Sharma has unfollowed Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma on Instagram, the issue of rift between captain and vice captain of Indian cricket team came in to light.
Addressing the media on Monday, Virat Kohli said, “I have heard a lot of things from the outside, If the atmosphere was not right then we would not have been able to come on top of ODI.”
“In my opinion it’s baffling to be honest. It’s absolutely ridiculous to read such stuff that comes out. I have been to a few public events and the sentiment is “aap log kya khele (you guys played so well).
“We are feeding off lies. We are overlooking facts. We are turning a blind eye to all the good things that has happened. We are creating fantasies and scenarios in our head and want to accept that this is the truth,” Kohli said while addressing the pre-tour media conference here ahead of the West Indies tour.
“I have seen this for too long now. Bringing personal lives into the picture. It’s disrespectful after a moment. There is nothing between me and Rohit,” Kohli said.
Differences between leading stars in Indian cricket were been doing the rounds and reports of rift between the captain and vice-captain has got the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) concerned.
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