The rumours of a spat between Indian captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma are making rounds since India’s loss to NZ in WC semi-final.
Ever since World Cup 2019 campaign came to a halt, rumours of a spat between Indian captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma are making rounds. Stories are being churned out every now and then, regarding their spat.
However, clearing the air, Virat Kohli has finally broken his silence on these rumours. On Monday, ahead of the upcoming tour to West Indies, Virat Kohli addressed the media in the Indian team’s pre-departure press conference, where he opened up about many things.
Virat Kohli talked about the rift between him and Rohit Sharma, which has actually become a matter of grave concern for the BCCI and fans. Calling the rumours as “ridiculous”, Virat Kohli said:
“In my opinion, it’s baffling and ridiculous to read such stuff. Public talks about how well we’ve played, and here we’re feeding lies and talking about negative things. And I’ve seen this being brought up for far too long now. It’s bizarre how people are creating these things. You enter the dressing room and witness for yourself the kind of healthy atmosphere that’s there. The lies are made to look believable.”
“We are living and breathing in getting Team India to the top, and here some people are doing there best to bring us down. The friendship and camaraderie are there for everyone to see.”
“If the atmosphere in the team is not well, the team would not have been so consistent so far. We have climbed from no. 7 to no. 1. This cannot be done without the camaraderie between the players.”
The video of the same was uploaded by BCCI on their official twitter account, which has brought a sigh of relief for the fans of both the cricketers.
Here, watch the video:
It is baffling to read (reports of an alleged rift). We are feeding off lies, overlooking facts & turning a blind eye to all the good things that have happened. It is disrespectful: @imVkohli pic.twitter.com/gl9oPm8veE
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 29, 2019
India’s tour of West Indies starts on 3 Aug 2019. Men in Blue will play 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 2 Test series during a month-long tour.