There are many types of speculations of rift between Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma after India’s loss to New Zealand in World Cup semi-final. On Friday, BCCI’s administrators’ committee (COA) chief Vinod Rai had dismissed the differences between the two. However, according to a report, it has been said that the BCCI had spoken to both the players and asked to give a message of solidarity.
In the report, a senior BCCI senior officer said that the COA had spoken to the players and asked to write posts like ‘Everything is fine in the team’ on social media. Further in the report, it has been claimed that everyone is aware of the rift between Kohli and Sharma. There was an attempt to fix it but it was not possible. It has been written by COA that they will not interfere until the players approach them with their problems.
Gulf News has claimed in a report that Team India was split in two halves in the World Cup. The one camp was of Virat Kohli, the other was of Rohit Sharma’s. The players in Rohit Sharma’s side were not entertaining the decision made by skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri. On many occasions, Rohit also expressed his anger over Kohli’s decisions, due to which the dispute grew between the two. After losing the semi-finals, Rohit Sharma’s group also spoke of removing Virat Kohli from captaincy, who has not won any ICC tournament so far.
According to Gulf News reports, Rohit Sharma and his camp was angry with the decision to not include Mohammad Shami in the last 11 in the semi-final clash. Shami looked in good shape and picked 14 wickets in 4 matches, which includes a game changing hat trick against Afghanistan. At the same time Ravindra Jadeja was ignored during the World Cup matches which rose the difference between Virat and Rohit. Jadeja went onto play the innings of his life in the semi-finals and almost took India to the finishing line.