Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma rift: The Indian bowling coach recently opened up on the rift between the Indian captain and vice-captain.
Recent reports of India captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma being at loggerheads with each other had raised serious questions on the prevailing environment in the Indian team.
It was reported that the Indian team was divided into factions over team selection in the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Despite topping the points table in the league stage, India were knocked out of the tournament after getting defeating by New Zealand in the first semi-final.
We failed to deliver as a team when it mattered, 30 minutes of poor cricket yesterday & that snatched away our chance for the cup. My heart is heavy as I’m sure yours is too.The support away from home was incredible.Thank you all for painting most of uk blue wherever we played 🇮🇳
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) July 11, 2019
Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma rift
In what came as a relief for plentiful Indian fans were the reports of a CoA member denying any rift among Indian players. As recent as yesterday, Kohli was also vocal about the team environment amidst rift rumours with Sharma.
India bowling coach Bharat Arun has become the latest member to address the issue. In a recent interview with Sportstar, Arun opened on the relation between Kohli and Sharma. If Arun’s words are to be believed, things seem to be very normal between the two senior cricketers.
“It has to be seen to be believed. Rohit [Sharma] often runs up to [Virat] Kohli to discuss things. They get along very well, share 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,” Arun was quoted as saying.
Furthermore, Arun opened up on disagreements happening in the Indian team and laid emphasis on the team management taking a collective decision on the concerned topic.
“It’s not that we agree on everything. We have our arguments and discussions on various aspects like the composition of the team and the strategy. Everyone voices his opinion. But at the end of the day, the other person’s view is respected and a collective decision is taken,” Arun said.