Vastavam web: India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday dismissed the speculated rift with Anil Kumble, stating that there were “no problems” with the chief coach and the entire episode was nothing but rumours.”There are a lot speculations and lot of things being written by people without actually being part of the change room which is quite strange. There are no problems whatsoever,” Kohli was curt while addressing the media ahead of the Champions Trophy opener against arch-rivals Pakistan.When the question was rephrased by another scribe about how his journey with Kumble has been through the past year, he answered with an equally deadpan expression.”It’s been really good. The whole journey has been good,” he said.
think there is lack of patience right now and nobody admits mistakes. If you (media) write something and it goes wrong, have the heart to admit that you have gone wrong rather than saying that problem has been solved,” Kohli said.Kohli described the team as a family where disagreements can happen.”It’s normal to have disagreements, even at home, not everybody agrees on everything. It’s human nature. When you don’t know about something completely, don’t spread rumours and speculate, just focus on cricket,” he was terse in his answers.”I don’t understand why there is speculation for a process. I don’t even know, I don’t want to know. In a tournament which is so much in focus, lot of people like to find rumours before the tournament. They are trying to do their job and get their livelihood, we will focus on our livelihood.
“But one thing that I want to say is that, unless someone is part of something, I don’t think they should sit on judgement or speculate.””You have to handle stuff when you are thinking. When I don’t think, I can carry on with life. I don’t take pressure on me all the time. I never played irresponsibly even when I was not captain. I don’t feel, I have to do something extra to get something as captain,” said the skipper.