Team India skipper Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri seem to share a close bond. After Ravi Shastri’s term as the head coach came to an end earlier this year, Kohli himself endorsed the appointment of Shastri back into the role. But a section of fans has criticized the interpersonal relations between Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri. In an interview with India Today, Kohli was questioned on the same, and he described the discussion as “agenda-driven” lies.
KOHLI DESCRIBES THE DISCUSSION AS ” AGENDA-DRIVEN “
“ All the things we spoke about, you know what was being spoken and said about Anushka as well. I felt most of these things are agenda-driven. I don’t know who why or what for, but to accept lies in that manner, it could not be anything else but agenda-driven,” Kohli said at ‘India Today Inspiration’ show.
“If it was random, one guy would write it and the others would not focus on it because it is not important enough,”
Virat Kohli further went on to add that Shastri does not get bothered by the trolls as Ravi Shastri is an accomplished cricketer himself. “In Shastri bhai’s case, he is luckily a person who does not care at all. I mean a guy who faced that attack (during his career) without a helmet and got runs there, he is not gonna be bothering about someone sitting at home and trolling him,” he said.
“Because if you want to troll a guy who has done that, Get Up, Go into that position, face those bowlers, do what he has done, and then have a debate with that guy. Ravi Shastri is absolutely chilled out. He said our only focus is on how we can be the best team of all time,”
Virat Kohli has described the “petty” trolls by saying “We want to leave behind a legacy that cricketers in the country say that we want to play like that as a team. We want to have questions asked on how many runs did you make to what happened to the team. If you want to create a sporting culture then ask them the right questions. So that is the mindset shift that we are in the process of so these petty things on the outside to him doesn’t matter,”