Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli on Monday denied reports of any kind of cold spell between the players during a press conference before leaving for the West Indies.
Speaking to the media before visiting the West Indies in Mumbai, Kohli said he had heard a lot about the team disputes, but there was no truth in such news.
“It is beyond my comprehension that something has been written about a conflict,” he said. On the one hand, people are happy about our performance and on the other hand, people are being told false and negative things about us. ‘
He added, ‘This is amazing, where people do not know such things. You have no idea how Kuldeep Yadav and MS Dhoni talk and how agreeable and healthy the atmosphere is in our dressing room.
“Trying to make falsehoods believable.”
Is there a Kohli-Rohat controversy?
News in India’s local media is hot that Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have allegedly created captaincy disputes.
According to local media, the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) has organized a press conference for this purpose so that captains and coaches can deny it.
One of the major reasons for the captaincy dispute between Kohli and Rohit is Rohit Sharma’s excellent captaincy during the Indian Premier League.
Rohit has captained the IPL team Mumbai Indians and has won four IPL titles so far.
Virat Kohli, on the other hand, failed to win a single tournament to Royal Challengers Bangalore.
However, Kohli’s response to Rohit Sharma’s question was, “If I feel insecure about my captaincy regarding a player, you will see a clean look on my face.”
He added, “I have always admired Rohit because he is a very good player. I do not know who is fabricating these lies. ‘
He said, ‘The media needs to see if there is an authenticity to what they are creating. It is time to focus on cricket and not on things that do not even exist. ”
In this regard, Indian team coach Ravi Shastri said, “The way we play makes everyone believe that no player is bigger than the team.”
Violation of principles by the Selection Committee
Former India captain and defending batsman Sunil Gavaskar in his column in the website Midday.com on Monday alleged that the selection committee of India violated the selection rules.
He wrote that it was to my knowledge that Virat Kohli has been appointed captain till the 2019 World Cup and after that, it was the responsibility of the selectors to stay for five minutes but we must meet and tell us, Virat Kohli. Has been re-named captain.
He wrote: “You are sending a message to the decision that players like Kedar Yadav and Dinesh Karthik were removed from the team for bad performance but Virat Kohli was not removed from captaincy due to poor team performance.”
India will play the first Twenty20 tour against West Indies at Lauderdale on August 2. The Indian team will play three T20s, three one-day matches and two Tests in this tour.