Rift Between Kohli & Rohit.

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  1. Del
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    It’s just been a couple of days since India crashed out of the 2019 ICC World Cup, losing in the semifinals to New Zealand, but reports of discontent and a rift within the side have already started to emerge.

    The report also suggests that Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri often take unilateral decisions without taking others into confidence, creating discontent within the team. The latest instance of such a decision was the selection of Vijay Shankar over Ambati Rayudu as the designated No.4 in the World Cup squad, the report said.

    Kohli Backed By Vinod Rai

    According to the report, the rather high-handed approach of Shastri and Kohli goes unopposed within the team management as the captain enjoys support of Vinod Rai, chief of Supreme Court-backed CoA.

    The report points out to this as a reason as to why no action was taken even after successive debacles like the fallout between Kohli and Kumble, the 1-2 loss in Test series in South Africa or the 1-4 loss in England.

    The Captain Has His 'Favourites'

    The report also says that apart from the indispensable players like Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah, those in the 'Virat Company' get preference in team selection, adding that there are two factions within the team, the other one loyal to Rohit.

    However, the rift within the squad hasn't yet reached a point to trigger a major conflict.

    Also, the player reportedly said that Yuzvendra Chahal, by virtue of being part of the Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bengaluru side, is preferred over Kuldeep Yadav, when the situation demands to drop either of the two wrist spinners.

    'When Will These People Leave?'

    The report also claims that the player who spoke to Dainik Jagran was so exasperated with the coaching staff that he was awaiting a change in guard.

    On being told that the coaching staff has been handed a 45-day extension, the player reportedly said that Kohli only pays heed to Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun.

    https://www.thequint.com/sports/wor...sharma-virat-kohli-factions-within-team-india
     
  2. Patriot
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    this is no secret Kohli doesnt like Rohit and wants him out of his team

    he even tried to drive a wedge btw Rohit and Dhawan which backfired on Kohli because Dhawan is Rohit's childhood friend and is more like a brother to him
     
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    also

    The BCCI has reportedly failed to arrange return tickets for Virat Kohli and Co, leaving the Indian Cricket Team stranded in England.

    @ASLI-PATHAN @Fireworks11 lulz
     
  4. Mohammed Bilal
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    Kohli is like this. He's a real gone human being. He's not a nice person from inside. Tim Paine said it perfectly.

    Problem with Kohli is he wants all the attention. Kohli had a problem with Kumble so it would not surprise me if he has problems with some in the team.
     
  5. Bublu Bhuyan
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    Yea, that’s why Kohli was lauding Rohit as the best ODI batsman in the world just a few days ago.
     
  6. BuccalSingh
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    Atg shashtri for life as coach, and all powerful kohli should remain the very powerful captain untill the end of his career
     
  7. Mohammed Bilal
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    He does that for media attention.
     
  8. BuccalSingh
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    No, Kohli doesn't need that atall.
    I'm not saying that they have differences, but praise for Rohit by kholi doesn't mean much.I have seen Akram all praise for Waqar, when they didn't see eye to eye to each other.
     
  9. Bublu Bhuyan
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    Yea, and you sitting on your couch know everything about what’s going on in the Indian dressing room.
     
  10. Mohammed Bilal
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    Lol. I don't know. I was actually shocked with how Kohli made Kumble leave the head coach role. I reckon the Rohit and Kohli might not have a problem with each other but they are not besties either. I was genuinely shocked after what Kohli did to Kumble,he really came across as a snake. The Same Kumble who Kohli was in awe of when he was nobody
     

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