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Ravi Shastri's guidance helped Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma sort out their differences

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Very interesting report in TOI. Such reports typically are source based and do add a lot of spice to the actual events, the real facts will gradually come out.

 

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/england-in-india/quarantine-isolation-and-ravi-shastris-guidance-helped-virat-kohli-and-rohit-sharma-renew-friendship/articleshow/81752004.cms

 

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Weeks of staying put inside a bio bubble during the pandemic hasn't been easy for the Indian cricket team. However, if there is anything positive to emerge from such strict quarantine rules then it is the forging of a 'renewed friendship' between two proverbial alphamales in the Team India dressing room - Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. 

TOI understands that Kohli and Sharma, two of Team India's senior-most members - aided by the team management and coach Ravi Shastri - found the time and space needed to sit across the table and "talk it out" during the series against England. 

The two batsmen, who over the last couple of years, were reportedly not getting along, decided to begin on a fresher note. 


"Apart from winning two big series, that's been the biggest gain inside the Team India dressing room. A great deal of personal bonding has happened in recent weeks and they're more in sync now than ever with regards to their cricket, the team, their responsibilities and the upcoming challenges. They understand now, more than ever, that the team will only benefit if they find themselves on the same page. This has been the biggest takeaway in the last four months," top sources said. 

From opening the batting to relying on each other on the field to bonding off it, Kohli and Sharma have ticked all the right boxes to understand each other's perspective better. Staying inside the bio-bubble for weeks meant a lot of extra time on hand and that helped. 
 

 

So there indeed was an issue between the two of them. Now this clarifies the entire controversy before the Aus tour regarding Rohit's injury. Someone was definitely feeling jealous and insecure. There were obvious attempts by Kohli's to talk to Rohit during the LOIs. Was it genuine or was it just for public consumption remains to be seen.

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56 minutes ago, nevada said:

From denying any rift whatsoever to announcing that the differences have been sorted out. Feels like the precursor to another ugly public spst like the one with Kumble. 

The body language between the two wasn't positive at all. Kohli seemed to be pretending to talk to Rohit just for the sake of it, as if too was part of the PR, which the TOI report also alludes to. Another IPL success for Rohit and failure for Kohli will only further widen the chasm

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Please watch start of last over if possible . there were 3 guys advising Nattu .  Rohit told something to Kohli  but Kohli seem to be not interested in that and was talking to Nattu. Rohit seemed agitated . After Kohli spoke , all disperse , but at the end Rohit puts his hand on Nattu's shoulder and telling him something just before he bowls. Most probably must have told him to stick to his best ball .  Very interesting passage of play in the light of these revelations !

The AUS series has given a big lesson to Kohli - that he is not indispensable any more .

Have you seen more  friendlier disposition by VK towards team mates including juniors post AUS series . Could be a PR stuff or could be some introspection .

One more loss at World tourney , his captaincy is numbered at least in  1 format .

Actually this should happen ASAP .

But worrying thing is he will now not take rest in any of the series even in bi laterals with tier 2 teams .as he knows Others will make his life difficult by their performances

 

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10 hours ago, ShoonyaSifar said:

The body language between the two wasn't positive at all. Kohli seemed to be pretending to talk to Rohit just for the sake of it, as if too was part of the PR, which the TOI report also alludes to. Another IPL success for Rohit and failure for Kohli will only further widen the chasm

 

He is already 6-0 over Kohli (5 IPL trophies + 1 CL trophy). What else can be more embarrassing for Kaptaan Bravado than his own India TM owning him royally.

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15 hours ago, The Realist said:

Obvious something has been going on. Kohli has his clique and favourites.

 

In the last game Rohit was shaking his head in the field when Kohli was talking to Rahul as part of his "leadership group"

 

 

I liked how at the end Rohit took over the control of who should bowl. His indirect message to Kohli was "zyada complex mat soch aur zyada ungli mat kar" and Kohli was like "Thik hai mein boundary pe ja raha hu fir". That moment tells who is the leader in that team.

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21 hours ago, ShoonyaSifar said:

Very interesting report in TOI. Such reports typically are source based and do add a lot of spice to the actual events, the real facts will gradually come out.

 

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/england-in-india/quarantine-isolation-and-ravi-shastris-guidance-helped-virat-kohli-and-rohit-sharma-renew-friendship/articleshow/81752004.cms

 

 

So there indeed was an issue between the two of them. Now this clarifies the entire controversy before the Aus tour regarding Rohit's injury. Someone was definitely feeling jealous and insecure. There were obvious attempts by Kohli's to talk to Rohit during the LOIs. Was it genuine or was it just for public consumption remains to be seen.

The article could be gossip too. All we see is TOI understands and sources say. How do you know that the journalist didn’t just talk to his grandmother and write the article?

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2 hours ago, Stan AF said:

This is no news.

 

One could see many a time on the field even when they were batting together, rohit and kohli never see eye to eye.

Yes even in the interview after opening with Kohli you could clearly sense that Rohit was not at all comfortable with it being a long term option

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33 minutes ago, kirkutfan said:

The article could be gossip too. All we see is TOI understands and sources say. How do you know that the journalist didn’t just talk to his grandmother and write the article?

The body language between Kohli and Rohit is a sure shot give away. Or the public criticism of Rohit by Kohli before the Aus series when Dada had to step in. 

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