Report of rift in team India emerges
New Delhi : Just a couple of days have passed when India had to face defeat in the semi-final game of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against New Zealand, a news report has stated that the team is divided into two faction one that supports captain Virat Kohli and the other owing its allegiance to his deputy Rohit Sharma, but there is no division in the team.
The report also alleged that there is a bias in selection of the players. The report states that only those part of 'Virat Company' or those who are performing consistently, like Rohit and Jasprit Bumrah, will get a chance of playing in the team.
Quoting a member from the Indian team, the report mentioned that there is a strong bias for KL Rahul who had got backing from the team management even when he was not performing.
The report further alleges that Ambati Rayudu was not selected in the playing XI of the Indian team because he was not in the good books of captain Virat Kohli. The report adds that the team is unhappy with coach Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun and many want to see them go.
Ravi Shastri has replaced Anil Kumble as the head coach of the team in 2017, when India had faced a scathing defeat from Pakistan in the Champions Trophy.