Ravi Shastri reacts to alleged Kohli-Rohit rift
Ravi Shastri who has been retained as head coach of the Indian cricket team for another two years has denied the reports that stated about a possible rift between captain Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, his deputy in limited-overs. According to the reports, the duo wasn’t in good relationship after the World Cup 2019 tournament.
When Rohit Sharma sat out of the Test series against West Indies, the potential rift between the two world-class players was considered to be the main reason behind it but Ravi Shastri has dismissed any such rift between the two batsmen.
“Listen, I have been around the dressing room for the last five years. I have seen how the boys have played and how they have complimented the team and know their work ethics,” he told Gulf News.
Ravi Shastri is totally baffled to see such widespread speculations, which are not true at all and he reckons that it is ‘absolute nonsense’. Shastri who has been with them knows very well about the dressing room atmosphere and very particular about the way they play cricket.
He also went on to cite Rohit Sharma’s five hundreds in the World Cup and said that this incredible achievement wouldn’t have happened had there been a rift between Virat and Rohit.
“I feel it is absolute nonsense. I have been there with them and I know the way they play. If that was the case why would Rohit get five hundreds in the World Cup? Why would Virat do what he is doing? How would they have been able to string partnerships together,” Shastri added.