Hours before the Indian team left for the US to play two T20 Internationals against West Indies, skipper Virat Kohli had rubbished rumours of any rift in the dressing room. In fact, coach Ravi Shastri went a step ahead and said that no individual was bigger than the team.
Interestingly, vice-captain Rohit Sharma has now posted a photo on Instagram which says: “I don’t just walk out for my Team. I walk out for my country.”
Skipper Kohli had in fact called the rumours of a rift baffling. “In my opinion, it’s baffling to be honest. It’s absolutely ridiculous to read such stuff that comes out. I have been to a few public events and the public sentiment is ‘aap log kya khele (you guys played so well)’. We have so much respect.
“We are feeding off lies. We are overlooking facts. We are turning a blind eye to all the good things that has happened. We are creating fantasies and scenarios in our head and want to accept that this is the truth.