After the recent controversy surrounding Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul in an episode of “Koffee with Karan” regarding the certain statements they’ve made which has created a stir across the media houses, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli has stated that the Indian team doesn’t back such snetiments and that it doesn’t have much effect on the team spirit as they set foot to face Australia in a three match ODI series.
"We are still waiting for a decision to be made but from the Indian cricket team point of view this changes nothing in terms of our beliefs in the change room. It does nothing to the spirit that we've been able to create within the change room and these are purely individual opinions and something as I said which is in an inappropriate. We definitely as the Indian cricket team do not support views like that and that has been communicated and that is that," said Kohli.
Virat Kohli has shared that the duo of KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya have come to a realization of their mistakes and have taken an understanding with the consequences that they’re facing.
"I can definitely say that as the Indian cricket team and responsible cricketers we definitely don't align with those views and those are purely individual views. The two concerned players felt what has gone wrong and they have understood the magnitude of what's happened. Definitely it has to hit anyone hard, they will definitely understand the things that have not gone right."
"Whatever has happened is unfortunate but there are certain things that are out of your control and things you just need to sit back and wait and watch them unfold," he further added.
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