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BCCI acknowledges rift between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma

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News of Virat Kohli wanting to pull out from the ODI leg of the SA tour drew a sharp response from critics, fans, and former cricketers with the likes of Mohammad Azharuddin and Kirit Azad saying that the timing of such news is controversial and reflects drift in the team. Now according to a website, a BCCI official has acknowledged the rift between the two leaders of the dressing room.

According to the website, the BCCI official said that Virat has contributed immensely to Indian cricket but he hasn’t taken his annexing from the captaincy lightly. Kohli cited the reason of his daughter’s 1st birthday and family for taking the break from the ODI tour of South Africa but most people are speculating that Kohli has taken the decision as he is not too happy with how things have turned around in the last one week.

There are also surprises with the way Rohit has been ruled of the test series. There were reports of Rohit getting injured in the thumb from the throwdowns, however, news later confirmed that it is the hamstring injury in his left leg that will sideline the batsman from the Test series tour of South Africa. It is worth noting here that Virat Kohli is the test captain.

Whatever is happening, it is unacceptable : BCCI Official

The website claims that the BCCI is not happy with how Kohli has responded by withdrawing from the South Africa tour. Although, BCCI claims that there is no formal request put in the former captain but sources have confirmed that Kohli wants to skip the ODI tour. The official said, that while “Kohli may have given family reasons for wanting to skip the ODI, but nobody is naive enough to not understand. Whatever is happening, it is totally unacceptable.”

The ODI leg of the tour will start on the 19th of December. The Indian team is to play three ODIs. The team will then come back to host West Indies for a short white ball series. Then it will be the turn of Sri Lankans to arrive in India.

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