The news of rift between veteran batsman Virat Kohli and veteran opener Rohit Sharma often goes on social media, but both the players never called it right. Now Chetan Sharma, the chief selector of Team India, has also dismissed such reports. Chetan said that the pair has always been good and never showed anything like a controversy. The national team has undergone major changes in the last few months, one of which is Rohit replacing the 33-year-old Kohli as the captain in the ODI and T20 International formats.

Virat Kohli had announced to leave the captaincy in this format after the T20 World Cup 2021, but the selectors removed him from the captaincy in the 50-over format as well. Now he is handling the captaincy of India only in Tests. He has been selected in the squad for the ODI series against South Africa but KL Rahul has been handed over the captaincy after Rohit Sharma was ruled out due to injury.

Chetan Sharma told Cricinfo, 'Controversy about what? Things are all right. That's why I am saying don't go on speculations. We are all cricketers first and selectors later. There is no dispute between them. Sometimes I laugh when I read reports about the rift between them. I am telling you that there is such good planning between them regarding the future. Things are wonderful. If you were in my place, you would have enjoyed seeing how these people are working together as a team and as a family, and a unit.

He added, 'It's really sad when people make things like this. So leave controversies behind in 2021. Let us talk about how to make India the best team. Rohit is injured and will not play in ODIs either. He is also not part of the current Test series against South Africa.