Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma's rift story won't end soon: Sunil Gavaskar

Rumours of a rift between Kohli and Rohit Sharma came to the fore after Inddia's semifinal loss to New Zealand in the World Cup last month
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma's rift story won't end soon: Sunil GavaskarVirat Kohli and Rohit Sharma's rift story won't end soon: Sunil Gavaskar
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Indian skipper Virat Kohli might have done his best to remove all talks of a rift between him and Indian opener Rohit Sharma, but former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar stated that the duo can shout from the top of the roofs, but stories of their rift will never end. 

"Virat and Rohit can shout from the rooftops as much as they can but this story won't end. Every time Rohit fails there will be those who will nod their heads knowingly and wink, hinting he deliberately got out. Nobody even gives a thought to the fact that if a player fails he is likely to be dropped and so he would be hurting his own chances of survival in the squad," he wrote in his column for Sportstar.

Gavaskar added that these stories are often started by players in the dressing room, who get frustrated after a poor performance. 

"Whoever starts such stories is definitely not a well-wisher of Indian cricket. More often than not it's a frustrated player in the squad who gives wings to stories like this. His envy and jealousy harm the team. Then of course it suits some administrators to play their own game of politics," he added.

He also added that the media latches on to such reports, and makes it worse than what it really is. "For the media it's manna from heaven and so while it can be suppressed when the cricket is on, the rest days between games is where the story gets fanned further. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are professionals and they will put their heads down and go out to win matches for India but the story won't stop even 20 years later," he explained.

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