Meeting the press right before the WI tour, Kohli rubbed off all the rumours about the rift with Rohit Sharma.
“We wouldn’t have had the kind of performances we’ve had if the dressing room atmosphere wasn’t a good one. The kind of performances we’ve had is only possible due to the camaraderie, trust, and understanding in our team.”
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“In my opinion, it’s baffling. It’s ridiculous to read such stuff. We are feeding on lies and overlooking facts and creating fantasies and scenarios. Bringing personal lives into the picture is disrespectful. Baffling that lies are being floated.”
“You enter the dressing room and witness for yourself the kind of healthy atmosphere that’s there. The lies are made to look believable.”
When asked if it makes the situation awkward in the dressing room, Kohli said, “If I don’t like a person you will see that on my face. I have always praised Rohit,. We have had no issues. I don’t know who is benefitting from this. we want to bring India cricket on top. You cant play with that kind of passion if players don’t get along.”
“The way this team plays, no individual is bigger than the team. The amount of consistency India has achieved would not be possible with rifts and all that nonsense,” added head coach Ravi Shastri.