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Sunil Gavaskar slams news sources alleging Virat wanted rest from ODI


The past two days have seen plenty of rumors about Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. While the former was believed to have asked for skipping the ODI tour of South Africa, the latter got injured which the public wasn’t able to believe. It was reported that Rohit Sharma had got injured in the thumb from the throwdown, whereas the news later arrived that he will not be joining the team in the South Africa Test series due to his hamstring injury.

Virat today in the press conference clearly mentioned that not only he is available for the South Africa ODI series but he did not even ask for the rest from the officials of BCCI.

Speaking to Sports Tak, Sunil Gavaskar while talking to Virat Kohli said that news from the sources should never be trusted. Gavaskar was speaking in reference to the news that emerged yesterday about Virat Kohli has requested the BCCI to take a leave from the ODI tour of South Africa. In his own words, “This news of Virat writing a letter (for skipping ODI) and all that information is totally false. This has always been the problem in Indian cricket for years. Whenever two players in India are the contenders for the captaincy, rumors and speculations start emerging”

Earlier, the likes of Mohammad Azharuddin opined that requesting holidays are not a problem but the timing of requesting them is controversial and substantiates the rift in the team whereas Kirti Azad upon hearing such news said that “no one is indispensable”

Now that the clarification has come from Virat Kohli, rumors about this matter need to come to an end as India will be participating against South Africa in one of the toughest challenges. The home team may not have big faces De Villers, Faf Du Plessis but are still a challenging side in their home conditions.

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