Team India is raring to go for the upcoming three-match T20I series against the West Indies starting from Saturday, August 3.
The cricketers were spotted enjoying in Florida on Friday. They also posted their practice session pics on different social media handles.
Captain Virat Kohli also posted a picture with his teammates on Twitter, captioning it – ‘SQUAD.’
Ravindra Jadeja, Navdeep Saini, Khaleel Ahmed, Shreyas Iyer, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and KL Rahul were a part of the photo, posing alongside Kohli.
SQUAD 👊💯 pic.twitter.com/2uBjgiPjIa
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 2, 2019
However, Virat’s deputy and Indian team vice-captain, Rohit Sharma was nowhere in the frame. Many fans were curious to know why Rohit Sharma was missing.
— Chota Don (@choga_don) August 2, 2019
India's squad is not squad without #RohitSharma
— myselfDwip (@Dwip_kalita_) August 2, 2019
Please try to include them from next click Virat sir..
— Sanjay Yadav (@iamsanjaydv) August 2, 2019
No Rohit in Virat's posts…
No Virat in Rohit's posts…
And Virat says it's baffling, there's no truth in news of rift..😉
— Sujith Kolap (@KolapSujith) August 2, 2019
Earlier, Rohit took to Twitter to share a pic, saying he does not just play for his team, he plays for his nation.
I don’t just walk out for my Team. I walk out for my country. pic.twitter.com/S4RFkC0pSk
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) July 31, 2019
Post India’s loss against New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup semifinal, there were rumors about a rift between Kohli and Rohit. However, both captain Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri rubbished such reports with the former terming the gossips as “baffling.”
“I have seen this for too long now. Bringing personal lives into the picture. It’s disrespectful after a moment. There is nothing between me and Rohit,” Kohli has said.
“We are feeding off lies. We are overlooking facts. We are turning a blind eye to all the good things that have happened. We are creating fantasies and scenarios in our head and want to accept that this is the truth,” he explained.
Rohit doesn’t follow Kohli anymore on Instagram. Recently, he even stopped following Kohli’s wife, Anushka Sharma, which added fuel to the fire.
However, Kohli still follows Rohit, but not his wife, Ritika Sajdeh.
While Anushka doesn’t follow Rohit and Ritika on the photo-sharing platform, Ritika too does not follow the Team India captain and his wife.
India’s tour against the West Indies starting from August 3 comprises 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs, and 2 Test matches.