Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma rift: As per reports, a CoA member has asked a senior Indian player to post ‘all is well’ on social media handle
The reports of alleged rift between team India skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma have been snowballing with each passing day with not an iota of indication to die at all.
As per reports, a senior board functionary said that one of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) members has spoken to a player and proposed the idea that he could write a message on social media that the team environment is “perfectly fine”.
The reports of rift between the two started to surface right since Team India’s semi-final exit from the 2019 World Cup. The initial rumours suggested that the team has been divided into two factions led by Rohit and Virat respectively.
The recent one which is perhaps the biggest report of all (if true) is that Rohit has suddenly ‘unfollowed’ Anushka Sharma from Instagram. He in fact has not even been following Kohli in the photo sharing website for quite some time now, while Virat continues to follow the opening batsman.
Did India player refuse to post ‘All’s Well’ message post reports?
“Everyone is aware that there is tension brewing and while the CoA has tried its best to deny any rumours of rift in the ODI team in the media, one of the members spoke to a senior player asking him to send out a positive message/statement in the matter. But not much progress has been made in this regard,” the senior functionary said.
“The CoA cannot be reacting to reports in the media. If the players have any issue, they can/should bring it up with us. As far as the committee is concerned, there is no rift till the players talk of it with us,” the member further said.
Another board functionary said that the reports of rift need to be addressed at the earliest to avoid a scenario wherein the performance of the team can start getting affected.
“It is like any other discord at a workplace which can affect the performance of the team. If this is not nipped in the bud immediately, there is a real danger of things affecting the spirit of the team and as a result, their performance.
“You cannot have two leaders of a team or their media teams taking pot-shots at one another. There is no denial of a rift and the big shot administrator says that it is a media creation. If that is the case why are they giving impetus to the media creation rather than dispelling it,” the functionary added.