Virat Kohli along with members of Team India departed for the month-long tour to the USA and West Indies from Mumbai on Monday. The Indian captain tweeted a group photograph which was captioned “Miami Bound.” From Miami, the men in blue will travel to Florida, where the first two T20Is will be held. Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan also tweeted a picture of him along with Rohit Sharma.
Before flying off to Miami, Kohli spoke at the pre-departure press conference and addressed reports of a rift between Vice-captain Rohit Sharma and himself. Putting all rumours to rest, the skipper categorically refuted rumours of a rift with his deputy and opined that people were feeding off lies and being disrespectful to the players’ personal lives.
“I have heard a lot of things from the outside, if the atmosphere was not right then we would not have been able to come on top of ODI,” he said.
“We wouldn’t have had the kind of performances we’ve had if the dressing room atmosphere wasn’t a good one. The kind of performances we’ve had is only possible due to the camaraderie, trust, and understanding in our team,” he added.