Team India were handed with a tough pill to swallow after their heart-wrenching defeat against New Zealand. The defeat marked India’s exit from the competition which ultimately resulted in a blame game that has hinted several cracks in the Indian setup.
However, the situation is not as bad as it seems with a source claiming the reports of the rifts and alliance formation as “Absolute Nonsense”.
Following the defeat, there were reports highlighting the apparent formation of factions within the team with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli as the leaders on either side. The reports also claimed that the majority of the players were against Ravi Shastri and the rest of the coaching staff.
“Absolute nonsense is being pedalled, like ‘there’s a rift in the team, there’s trouble brewing’, what not. It’s really uncalled for. Which cricketer wishes away another cricketer? Only one who’s never played the game. The World Cup ended and someone wanted a new headline. It’s disappointing how some people twist and turn things to suit their interests,”
The report which was brought out by Times Of India also goes onto claim that several senior players were “miffed” at the emerging rumours about the team.