"I don't just walk out for my team. I walk out for my country," tweeted Rohit Sharma on Wednesday after India captain Virat Kohli rubbished reports of rift between him and the star opener.
Ahead of the Indian team's departure to the United States on Monday, Kohli categorically refuted rumours of a rift with his deputy Rohit saying "people feeding off lies" are being disrespectful to the players' personal lives. Coach Ravi Shastri too had rubbished the reports of differences between the two star players.
Before the start of the press conference, it was believed that Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are not in the best space and the speculation even stated that the latter has unfollowed Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma after World Cup exit.
Addressing this question, Virat Kohli said that there is no rift in the team as a whole and his terms with Rohit Sharma are well there. He further said that if there is something which affects him, it comes on his face and it becomes difficult for the 30-year-old to hide.
"In my opinion, its baffling. It's absolutely ridiculous to read these kind of stuff, that comes out there. I have been to public events where we have been praised and here we are feeding off lies, overlooking facts, turning a blind eye to all good things that happened and creating fantasies and scenarios in our head. We want to accept that this is the truth," Kohli had said.
After India's ouster from the World Cup, stories of fissures in the Indian camp emerged with claims that Rohit and Kohli are not seeing eye to eye. Well, rift or no rift, as long as both Rohit and Kohli are doing thir job for the country, no one should have any problem with their personal equation with each other.