Rumours of rift between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma termed ‘absolute nonsense’

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The rumours additionally led to the chance that the BCCI would possibly go for cut up captaincy.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

Every time groups fail to ship as per expectations, theories of an inside rift within the unit take centre stage. The identical is the case after the simply concluded ICC World Cup in England and Wales when sides like Pakistan and Afghanistan struggled – all through or in phases. The identical has occurred with India as effectively after they crashed out of the match within the semi-final by shedding to New Zealand by 18 runs. Ever since that shut defeat, a number of theories are doing the rounds attempting to determine the explanations for Indian workforce’s debacle and one in every of them has been an inside rift within the workforce.

It has been speculated that Staff India is split between two camps with every having loyalty for captain Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma. It has been reported that some members within the aspect alleged that captain Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri take selections unilaterally. There was an argument over the choice of sending Mahendra Singh Dhoni at No.7 within the batting order within the semi-final when India had been shedding wickets commonly.

Talks about rift had been main to separate captaincy

Former cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir, nevertheless, feels that these speculations are baseless and sought the BCCI to step in quick to douse the hearth. The reported rift between the 2 ace batsmen has obtained the BCCI enthusiastic about cut up captaincy within the longer and limited-overs codecs with Rohit taking over the reins within the latter. Nevertheless, contradicting info has appeared which quashes the rumours of a doable division between the 2 gamers with sources even citing it as “absolute nonsense”.

“Absolute nonsense is being pedalled, like ‘there’s a rift within the workforce, there’s hassle brewing’, what not. It’s actually uncalled for. Which cricketer needs away one other cricketer? Just one who’s by no means performed the sport. The World Cup ended and somebody needed a brand new headline. It’s disappointing how some folks twist and switch issues to go well with their pursuits,” Timesnownes.com cited the report quoting the supply.

With India set to tour the West Indies in August and early September, there have been preliminary talks that Kohli is perhaps rested for the limited-overs sequence. Nevertheless, the captain has confirmed his participation for the complete tour and desires to script a turnaround after the World Cup debacle.