After the Indian team was eliminated in the semi-finals in the 2019 World Cup, there were reports that the players of Team India were divided into two factions under the leadership of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Since then, the news of confrontation between the two giants has also been going on regularly.
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New Delhi: The dressing room of the Indian cricket team is always filled with many big legends of world cricket. These giants stay with each other for many days of the year. Live in the same hotel, same dressing room and tour different countries of the world together. In such a situation, as much as there is good friendship and closeness between them, sometimes there is tension and conflict as well. This has happened in every generation and such reports have been coming in the current generation as well and now Team India’s legendary opener Shikhar Dhawan has also confirmed this.
Veteran left-handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan, who is running out of Team India, in an interview given to a private channel, kept his thoughts and heart on issues like his career, personal life and selection in Team India, dressing room, while also revealing some secrets. . In such a situation, he was also questioned about the bickering in the dressing room, then Dhawan answered on this too.
Was there a clash between Rohit-Kohli?
In this interview, when Dhawan was asked about the ego clash between senior players, especially veterans like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, in Team India’s dressing room, Dhawan also said without any hesitation. that it happens. Dhawan compared Team India to a family and said that just as there are conflicts or rifts among the members of the family, so do the players. However, Dhawan made it clear that he is not speaking about Rohit or Virat, but about the entire Team India, where it is natural and justified.
News of rift came after the World Cup
In the last 3-4 years, there have been many reports of conflict between the current captain of Team India and former captain Virat Kohli. Especially after Team India’s ouster in the 2019 World Cup, there were rumors that there were two factions in the dressing room under the leadership of the two veterans. Although this was never confirmed and was denied many times, but even after this such news kept coming. Recently, Team India’s former fielding coach R Sridhar had revealed in his book that the then coach Ravi Shastri had taken a tough step regarding the news of rift between these two veterans in the social media and made both of them sit together in any way. Had instructed to end the rift.