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Virat Kohli And Rohit Sharma Share A Healthy Relationship, Says India’s Bowling Coach Bharat Arun

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Published:


  • There are a lot of rumours about a rift between skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma
  • However, India's bowling coach Bharat Arun has said that all is well between them
  • He had made this statement in an interview with a sports publication

The purported tiff between Team India skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma has witnessed a social media escalation as per media reports on Friday. Just recently, a member from the selection committee had gone on to say that Kohli who was supposed to be rested for the upcoming West Indies tour decided to feature in the bilateral series at the very last moment to secure captaincy amid calls for a 'split captaincy' in different formats.

New Twist in the Tale

Now, a new twist has emerged. As per reports, Rohit Sharma has unfollowed Anushka Sharma - Virat Kohli's wife - on Instagram. This comes months after the Hitman had allegedly unfollowed the Indian skipper and has also 'liked' a comment poking fun at Anushka Sharma's picture with Virat Kohli and the rest of the squad with the Indian High Commissioner in England in 2018's tour. 

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All Is Well!

Meanwhile, in a recent interview with a sports publication, Team India's bowling coach Bharat Arun had gone on to say that both Kohli and Rohit share a good rapport with each other and assured that there is absolutely nothing to worry about their relationship which is healthy. Arun also added that one will only be able to believe it if they witness it before adding that the two share a great admiration to each other's ability. 

Giving credit to Kohli, the fielding coach mentioned that he is maturing as a captain and that it is nice that he has Rohit for support. Highlighting the dressing room environment during the recently concluded quadrennial event, he said that spirit in the camp was wonderful. 

Reflecting on the dressing room atmosphere, Arun said that one cannot agree on everything and there are arguments on things like team strategy and composition. But at the end of it all, everyone's opinion is taken into consideration and a collective decision is taken finally. 

What's next for these two players?

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will next be seen in action during India's upcoming bilateral series against West Indies. 

India will be travelling to the Caribbean islands as well as the United States for two Tests, three One Day Internationals and three T20Is starting from 3rd August to 4th September 2019. The three-match Test series will be a part of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship (2019-2021).

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