Ravi Shastri has denied the reports of an alleged rift between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. In his interview with Times Now, Shastri stated that he never saw any problem between the two players.
“I never saw it. So when people used to ask me like this, I say what you have seen I have not seen. Hamesha taalmel acha hai (the coordination has always been there). I have never seen it affecting the team. If I see an effect in the team, I will say on Virat or Rohit’s face that this is not on and you have to look at things differently. But not once have I seen it impacting the team from day 1. I am a person who says what I want,” Shastri told Times Now.
Even Virat had denied reports of his problematic relation with Rohit Sharma. “I too have heard a lot. Dressing room atmosphere is important to succeed. If this (rumour of the rift) was true, we would not have performed well. It’s ridiculous to read such news. We are overlooking faces. We are turning blind eyes towards good things. It’s disrespectful to bring such news. You’ll come to the changing room and see how we are. We can’t show you videos. It baffles you as a team member and the captain,” he had said.