Ravi Shastri takes initiative to end ‘rifts’ between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli

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The alleged rift between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli is nothing new to Indian cricket. It has been there in the headlines since long. Now as per a report in the Times of India, both decided to sort out the alleged issues and sat across the table to discuss the same, thanks to Ravi Shastri.

End to all alleged rift
As per a report in the Times of India, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli sat across the table to discuss their issues. A source revealed, "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."

The source continued how outside noises were creating chaos inside. "All the chatter from the outside was causing too much bitterness and all the hearsay was making things worse. It's been the story of Indian cricket for far too long - of vested interests time and again taking advantage of rivalries between players.” As per the source’s version, “Like all professionals, Virat and Rohit too would have their disagreements from time to time. But until recently, they never thought of sitting down and talking it out with the kind of clarity that is now visible."

During the England series, the head of the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri had an intervention for the two and made them talk out the differences. So, the veterans decided to end the rumors and gossip theories doing the rounds. Hey, would be spending a lot of time with each other on camera as part of the same. "They've spent a lot of time talking to each other in public, like during the post-match presentation at the end of the T20 series. They've been appearing in photographs together a lot more than in the past. During the One-day series, Virat made it a point to keep his discussions on with Rohit constantly during the game. These things would happen earlier too, but this one time they've decided to make it more visible for outsiders to know that all this chatter now needs to stop."

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