The rumors that ‘all is not well’ inside the Indian cricket team’s dressing room are refusing to die. The rumors of a rift between Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, and vice-captain, Rohit Sharma are going around ever since India’s heartbreaking exit from world cup 2019.
Since then, the rumors of their rift has only escalated. There have been many reports going around which claims that Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli’s rift has divided the dressing room into two halves.
Recently, Virat Kohli uploaded a picture on his social media, which has now added more fuel to the fire.
On Friday, Virat Kohli took to his social media and shared a picture of him with ‘Men-in-blue’ after a training session ahead of the 1st T20I vs West Indies in Florida. Virat Kohli captioned the picture as “SQUAD”. However, in the picture, many players including Rohit Sharma were missing.
Here, check out his post:
SQUAD 👊💯 pic.twitter.com/2uBjgiPjIa
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 2, 2019
The fans were quick to point out the absence of Rohit Sharma from the group photo. Fans started speculating that rumored rift between the two cricketers is the reason behind Rohit Sharma’s absence from the pic.
Fans flooded the tweet, asking Captain Kohli about Rohit Sharma. Here, have a look at how twitterati reacted to the picture:
Where is Rohit Sharma
— Arjun Srivastava (@ArjunSr34875084) August 2, 2019
— Gaurav Varmani 🇮🇳 (@gauravvarmani) August 2, 2019
— Chota Don (@choga_don) August 2, 2019
Where is @ImRo45… unke sath bhi pic honi chiye…😐😐
— vikalp bhardwaj (@vikalp28807878) August 2, 2019
With your and @ImRo45 every pic it is getting evident that there are indeed 2 camps in team, not seen shikhar or rishabh in ur pics and Rahul n Bhuvi in his pics. You both can give interviews that all is well but action speaks louder than words. Ur egos will break the no. 1 team.
— Vishal Shukal (@vss80) August 2, 2019
Please try to include them from next click Virat sir..
— Sanjay Yadav (@iamsanjaydv) August 2, 2019
Meanwhile, ahead of the upcoming tour to West Indies, Virat Kohli addressed the media and rubbished the rumors of a rift between him and Rohit. He said:
“In my opinion, it’s baffling and ridiculous to read such stuff. Public talks about how well we’ve played, and here we’re feeding lies and talking about negative things. And I’ve seen this being brought up for far too long now. It’s bizarre how people are creating these things. You enter the dressing room and witness for yourself the kind of healthy atmosphere that’s there. The lies are made to look believable.”
It is baffling to read (reports of an alleged rift). We are feeding off lies, overlooking facts & turning a blind eye to all the good things that have happened. It is disrespectful: @imVkohli pic.twitter.com/gl9oPm8veE
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 29, 2019
“We are living and breathing in getting Team India to the top, and here some people are doing there best to bring us down. The friendship and camaraderie are there for everyone to see.”
“If the atmosphere in the team is not well, the team would not have been so consistent so far. We have climbed from no. 7 to no. 1. This cannot be done without the camaraderie between the players.”