Rumour mills spinning around rifts between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have sped up since some Instagram activity which saw Kohli’s wife Anushka Sharma sharing a cryptic message after Rohit Sharma stopped following the Bollywood superstar.
But Indian captain Virat Kohli denied all such rumours saying it was absolutely ridiculous.
“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 sentiment is ‘aap log kya khele (you guys played so well)’,” Kohli was quoted saying, reacting to the rift rumours.
“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,” he added.
“I have seen this for too long now. Bringing personal lives into the picture. It’s disrespectful after a moment. There is nothing between me and Rohit,” Kohli said.
“If the team atmosphere wouldn’t have been good then we wouldn’t have succeeded,” Kohli further said.
Kohli also said that the most important thing for him was the success of the team and other things did not matter.
“Even I have heard of the so called rift within the team but if there were problems within the team, we won’t have been as successful as a team. That’s all I care for. As long as the team performs this rift etc is of no consequence to me,” he said.
India head coach, Ravi Shastri also reacted to the matter and said, “No nonsense in the team, not a single individual is greater than the team.”