The head coach of Indian cricket team Ravi Shastri has refuted all the rumors related to the alleged rift between the Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma. According to Shastri in a squad of 15 players, differences in opinions are quite normal. The famous cricket commentator also appreciated the work ethic of all the players and said that all the players know their respective roles in the group.
Shastri Speaks About Atmosphere In Dressing Room
During an interview, the Mumbai-based star ex-cricketer said, “Listen, I have been around the dressing room for the last five years. I have seen how the boys have played and how they have complimented the team and know their work ethics. I feel it is absolute nonsense.”
According to Shastri, had there been any rift between Kohli and Sharma why would have Rohit scored five hundreds in the World Cup or why would be Virat doing what he is doing including the partnerships between the two. The ex-spinner stated that the dressing room’s atmosphere allows players to put across their points whenever they want which is how fresh ideas are generated contributing towards the betterment of the Indian side.
Ravi Shastri says that he does not want everyone toeing the same line and instead of having different opinions trigger discussions that can instigate a fresh strategy. He further says, “So you have to allow the guys to express themselves and then decide what is best.”
On how the current side is making an impact on Indian cricket, the head coach that it is important to back them so that they can create a legacy. According to Shastri, this team has got an opportunity to do lots of great things similar to the legacy West Indies created in the Eighties and the Australians did at the turn of the century.
Shastri believes that the current team led by Virat Kohli has the potential to create such a legacy.