Ravi Shastri, who was reappointed last month till the 2021 World Cup, rubbished the reports of the alleged rift between Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma all over again. Ahead of the team’s departure to the Caribbean, Virat Kohli dismissed the reports of a rift.
“In a side when you have 15 players there will always be times when there will be opinions that will be different. That is what is needed. I don’t want everyone toeing the same line,” Shastri told ‘Gulf News’.
“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 complemented the team and know their work ethics. I feel it is absolute nonsense. 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 partnerships together?” Shastri asked.
Asked if the rumors affected the team spirit in any way, Shastri said, “When a team is playing in this fashion over five years it is important that you get behind the team and be positive rather than try and create any trouble. This kind of consistency I have not seen any time. We have a legacy like the West Indies did the in Eighties and Australia did in the turn of the century.
This team too has an opportunity to leave that kind of legacy and they are already doing it. Look at how we have performed in T20, one-dayers and Tests and even in the big ICC tournaments, it is unbelievable.”
Well, hope all is well between our favorite men in blue and their WAGS because we want our Team India to always bat, bowl and beam like no other!