India made a pre-mature exit from the ICC World Cup 2019 after going down against New Zealand in the rain-marred encounter at the Old Trafford in Manchester. Following their shocking ouster, the dressing talks were out in the open with reports suggesting a rift between skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is keen to settle the debates as early as possible.

BCCI trying to soft Kohli-Rohit rift

The Men in Blues is not a happy family anymore as various stories have come out since their World Cup exit. From talks of issues between the senior players to rumours that some senior members of the team were not happy with one cricketer breaking the ‘family clause’, the Indian team have been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Although Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have not talked about the so-called rift as of yet, BCCI is keen to resolve the matter.

Virat Kohli (L) and Rohit Sharma (R).

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India will fly to the United States of America to play two of the three T20Is in Florida before moving to West Indies. Virat Kohli & Co will go up against the team from the Caribbean Islands in a series across formats. They will play three T20Is and ODIs each followed by a two-match Test series as a part of the World Test Championship. The Men in Blues will want to redeem themselves after a premature end to their World Cup campaign.

BCCI CEO Rahul Johri will be flying to the US next week to speak to both the cricketers in an attempt to resolve the rift. A BCCI official while talking to India Today said that the cricketers have enough maturity to settle it and look forward. Head coach Ravi Shastri is likely to be present during the meeting.

Rahul Johri (Credits: Getty)

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“In today’s age when support groups get involved, things can get messy. Both are mature individuals and things should be back on track after being spoken with,” the BCCI official said.