Finally, Kohli responds on his rift with Rohit Sharma
India captain Virat Kohli, while categorically refuting rumours of a rift with Rohit Sharma, said that people are feeding off lies. He added that media dragging the personal lives of cricketers is disrespectful. 'It's bizarre that people are creating this stuff from outside,' he further said. Kohli made the comments during the pre-departure press conference ahead of West Indies tour.
On being asked about reports of a rift with Rohit Sharma, Team India captain Virat Kohli said, "If I don't like a person, you will see that on my face." "I have always praised Rohit whenever I had an opportunity. We have had no issues," he added. "Everything is fine in the team. We all share a great camaraderie," he further said.
However, the situation has been slightly different for Virat. While he has managed to win the bilateral series, he hasn’t really impressed in the major ICC tournaments. India bowed out of the World Cup 2019 after reaching the semi-final. Earlier, in the Champions Trophy 2017, the side lost the final to Pakistan under him. Thus, there have been several demands about the change in leadership and these speculations have also taken the internet by a storm.
On the other side, about the reports of a rift between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, India head coach Ravi Shastri said, "I've been a part of the dressing room and none of that nonsense is there." "You cannot have the kind of consistency across all formats if you have rifts or divisions," he added. "No individual is bigger than the game," he further said.