New Delhi: For the past few months, rumors of a rift between senior Indian cricket players Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have been doing the rounds. The first ODI match between India and West Indies in Ahmedabad was Rohit’s first ODI match as India’s full-time skipper and it was also Virat’s first ODI match under Rohit’s captaincy.
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli’s bromance was also a talking point in this ODI. The duo put all such baseless speculation to rest by flaunting their bond and friendship in the series opener.
Virat helped Rohit set up the pitch during the match and even convinced him to do the DRS. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were also spotted giving each other a high-five after Yuzvendra Chahal sacked Windies captain Kieron Pollard. Video of the two incidents had gone viral on social media.
Following Men in Blue’s victory over Windies in their historic 1000th ODI, Gavaskar reacted to the breakup speculation.
“Why wouldn’t they get along?” They play for India. All that talk you usually hear about two players, not gelling, etc is just speculation.
“According to reliable sources or allegedly or supposedly. No one tells you that and it’s been happening for years. And these guys don’t even care. You don’t even care about that kind of speculation because you know yourself what the truth is. And so there is nothing,” Gavaskar said on Star Sports in the post-game show, TIMESOWNEWS.com reported.
“There is often speculation that the captain who is now a team player will not want the new captain to succeed. It doesn’t make sense. Because if he doesn’t score points or if a bowler does not choose wickets, he will be excluded from the team,” claimed the former Indian skipper.
“He’s already lost the captaincy or retired from the captaincy, now you’re not contributing with the bat or the ball so you’re going to be out of the team. So all these talks are just speculation from people who have nothing better to do and are trying to create stories,” Gavaskar added.
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