After India’s semi-final exit from the World Cup 2019, reports of rift between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been doing the rounds. According to a BCCI source, the board will try to resolve the differences between the two players.
With an attempt to settle the differences, CEO Rahul Johri is set to fly to US next week.
“In today’s age when support groups get involved, things can get messy. Both are mature individuals and things should be back on track after being spoken with,” a BCCI source stated. The source also maintained that ‘the rift is nothing but media creation’.
Head coach Ravi Shastri who has overseen the MS Dhoni-Virat Kohli captainship transition is also likely to be called in to reiterate the importance of dressing room atmosphere to all the concerned.
The Indian team will depart to the US on Monday night and are scheduled to play two T20I games against West Indies on 3rd and 4th in Florida before proceeding to Carribean.
The conflict between the two is believed to have started due to split captainship.
The selectors reposed confidence in Virat Kohli appointing him captain in all formats for the West Indies tour after India’s World Cup 2019 semi final exit. But Virat’s leadership in white ball cricket will be viewed closely with the next major assignment, the T20 World Cup.
They have also picked a number of promising youngsters like Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Rahul Chahar in the squad, looking ahead to the future with the World T20 just 15 months away.