Vinod Rai, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma

CoA chief Vinod Rai opens up on the alleged rift between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma

After Team India was eliminated in the semi-final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, reports of a rift between skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma came in the limelight. It was being said that there are two groups within the team, one in favour of Kohli and other in Rohit. However, Committee of Administrators (COA) chief Vinod Rai on Friday completely dismissed these reports.

Replying to a query asked about the ‘rift’, Rai said, “These are all stories created by you guys,” as quoted by PTI.


He also revealed that there hasn’t been any review of India’s performance in the recently concluded World Cup.

“Where is the time to have a review meeting?” asked Rai referring to the Indian team’s departure on July 29 for the West Indies tour. “The usual feedback from the support staff and manager’s report is still awaited,” Rai said after a COA meeting in New Delhi.

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Meanwhile, neither Virat nor Rohit have so far commented on the reported rift, for which no specific reason has yet come out. While Rohit was the highest run-getter at the World Cup with his record-breaking five centuries, Kohli also had a decent outing in England, scoring five half-centuries.

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