After the world cup semi-final lost, A rumour is going that a rift between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Everyone started to say that time to change the Indian team captain. Rohit Sharma will lead the team in ODIs while Virat Kohli will lead the team in Test cricket. However, a BCCI official clear that Virat Kohli continues to lead the team in all three formats. Virat Kohli will also attend today’s selection meeting for West Indies tour. BCCI will announce team India’s squad for West Indies tour today.
Team India’s Bowling coach Bharat Arun said that Virat and Rohit get along very well and share a great admiration for each other’s ability. Former Indian player Gautam Gambhir said that Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are the mature guys and no truth in the rift speculation.
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“It has to be seen to be believed. Rohit often runs up to Kohli to discuss things. They get along very well, share a great admiration for each other’s ability. Kohli led the side well, is maturing as a captain and it’s nice that he has Rohit for support. The spirit in the camp was wonderful throughout,” Bharat Arun said in a recent interview with Sportstar.
“Closer home, I read that there is a rift within the (Indian) team. A news article claims that all is not well between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. For starters, BCCI should have by now spoken to the people concerned. And also, should have issued a statement on the matter. Whatever is coming out is all “off-the-record.” It further sets the tongues wagging and gives rise to speculation,” Gautam Gambhir said in a column for Times of India.
“I don’t know what is happening in the dressing room. But from a distance, it all settled. Besides, both Virat and Rohit are mature guys. Hence, I don’t think there is any truth in the rift speculation,” Gautam Gambhir added.