Kohli, Gambhir don't see eye-to-eye, says Team India manager's report

According to the report, the relation between Gautam Gambhir (L) and Virat Kohli worsened after the latter was elevated to vice-captaincy role Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Mar 7, 2012

Biswarup Dey, the Indian team manager s report on team s disastrous tour Down Under will reveal the bad blood existing between players Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli, after the latter was elevated to vice-captaincy role in the One-Day Internationals (ODIs) team.

A source in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was quoted in MiD Day as saying, “Gambhir was disappointed with the decision and following that announcement, the relationship between him and Kohli took a beating. Now, they don’t even see eye-to-eye.

“It wasn’t a good sight at all with players scattered in groups.”

Dey, in his report, mentioned how the Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar tried his best to maintain tranquility in the team.

“Sachin was an example for the rest. With the team clearly divided and none to guide the juniors, Sachin did it in a great manner,” the report says.

The manager’s report will include suggestions for holding conditioning camps before touring outside the sub-continent.

“In the sub-continent one can manage a little under preparedness, but not on tours of England, Australia or South Africa. Indians were found wanting in those conditions.

“So, the Board should look into the matter and organise proper camps before stepping outside the sub-continent,” the source disclosed.