Reports of a rift between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been there in the media for a long time and was confirmed by former India fielding coach R Shridhar in his book Coaching Beyond’. Veteran India cricketer Shikhar Dhawan has now opened up on the ego clashes between the two star players.
Sridhar revealed that the rift had begun during the 2019 ODI World Cup in England where the Men in Blue lost to New Zealand in the semi-finals. Ravi Shastri had to sit with Virat and Rohit to solve the differences.
Speaking to Aaj Tak, Dhawan was asked if ego clashes were there in the India side. The left-handed batter didn’t said anything about Virat and Rohit, but admitted that there are misunderstandings.
“It is very normal to have egos. We are together for (almost) 220 days. There are misunderstandings. I am not talking about Virat and Rohit, but a general thing,” he said.
“There could be clashes when you are unhappy with someone. It happens,” he added.