There was an era of Indian cricket when legends like Sachin, Saurav, Dravid, Laxman, Kumble, Harbhajan, Yuvraj and Sehwag used to grace the same dressing room. The camaraderie was perfect and there were hardly any rumors of rifts among the lot of legends in the squad. Times changed, the internet came in and here today in every industry we have news of banters, fights, masala, controversies around cricket players, bollywood stars, business tycoons, politicians, etc.
2 modern greats of Indian cricket: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have been playing international cricket for more than a decade now and have had contrasting careers. One’s career filled with lazy elegance, setbacks and comebacks, mammoth individual scores, Indian T20 Premier League titles and what not while the other established himself as the king of chases, a test mastermind, run machine, a guy the other teams would fear and a demeanor of a powerhouse on field.
The recent fire began after Virat was sacked from the ODI Captaincy by the BCCI and Rohit took his place. What’s interesting was the fact that Sourav Ganguly turned on to say that Virat was informed of the same while Kohli called it a mere intimation from the Board of control for Cricket in India. The Bengal Tiger and King Kohli drama amongst the media started and it was now time to bring in Rohit into the picture. Sharma will now be the limited overs Captain for India while Virat will well and truly be available for the ODI series in South Africa. Oh! Did we miss the rumor about Virat missing the ODI leg of SA tour? Thankfully, the run machine himself cleared the air on the topic.
The saga of Virat vs Rohit began when there were a chain of unfollowed twitter news, remarks made on squad changes and injury problems. Rohit unfollowed Virat on twitter but he also never followed Sachin for that matter whom he considers his idol. Why does it matter if Rohit & Virat are not the best of friends? Why does it matter whether Virat or Rohit do not hangout that much or go live on instagram together? As an Indian cricket fan, what should matter is can they both help each other grow and make the team win. Can they both apply their skills and work in harmony for the good of the team? If the team wins, how does it matter if they aren’t neighbours. Strike a blind-eye on such news pieces which do not carry any perspective for the long-run and always remember these 2 are professional cricketers of the highest quality and have backed each other in respective interviews numerous times. Virat is a huge fan of Rohit’s batting and Rohit in-turn acknowledges Virat’s captaincy and the way he has made this team one of the most unbeatable sides in the world.