The reports of a rumoured rift between Team India skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma have been doing the rounds for the past week. The speculation regarding a rumoured split among Virat and Rohit raised after the Mumbai batsman unfollowed both the Indian captain and his wife, Anushka Sharma. But Virat put an end to those lies when he addressed the media ahead of the team’s departure to West Indies. However, amid those rumours, Rohit Sharma has put out a tweet on his social media account. “I don’t just walk out for my team. I walk out for my country,” tweeted Rohit on Wed after India captain Kohli rubbished reports of a split between him and the opener.
Ahead of the Indian team’s rise to the US on Monday, Kohli categorically refuted rumours of a rift with his deputy Rohit saying “people feeding off lies” are being disrespectful to the players’ personal lives.
Coach Ravi Shastri too had rubbished the reports of differences between the two-star players. “In my opinion, it’s baffling. It’s funny to read this kind of stuff, that comes out there. I have been to public events where we have been praised, and here we are feeding off lies, overlooking facts, turning a blind eye to all good things that happened and creating fantasies and scenarios in our head. We want to accept that this is the truth,” Kohli had said.
After India’s ouster from the World Cup, stories of fissures in the Indian camp began with claims that Rohit and Kohli do not see eye to eye.