Ahead of Team India’s tour of West Indies, a cryptic tweet by Rohit Sharma has added fuel to rumours of a rift between the star batsman and skipper Virat Kohli.
“I don’t just walk out for my team. I walk out for my country,” Rohit tweeted on Wednesday, adding gist to the rumour mills.
Rumours of a rift between the captain and vice-captain have been doing the rounds since India bowed out of the World Cup following their semi-final loss to New Zealand, NDTV reported.
Earlier on Monday, however, Kohli had rubbished the reports of cracks within the team. During a press conference, Kohli said, “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.”
He added: “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.”