Kohli-Rohit Sharma celebrates Kieron Pollard’s wicket, cricket fans ask: ‘Where’s the rift?’

Rumors of a rift between former India captain Virat Kohli and new captain Rohit Sharma were quashed in the first ODI against West Indies at Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday. Coming back from a 0-3 ODI loss to South Africa, India found their way back to winning ways in Ahmedabad where the hosts recorded a comprehensive win over visiting West Indies in the first ODI, beating them by 6 wickets and 22 overs to spare. The highlight of the day for fans, however, came when Kohli and Rohit Sharma were caught in a frame celebrating West Indian captain Keiron Pollard’s wicket falling to Yuzvendra Chahal on the very first ball he faced. Pollard went for a golden duck as his side were left faltering at 71/5.

Seeing Kohli and Sharma celebrating together sent cricket fans in India into a frenzy.

Meanwhile, responding to the big loss, Pollard said: “Of course losing with 22 overs to spare is not ideal. Not being able to beat 50 overs – we need to take stock of this. We have to dig deeper and get better with the techniques, again myself included.

“Having said that, not the result we wanted, but the merit of the guys who showed up. It’s been difficult the last few days. Getting four wickets there shows that if we put in a few runs we can compete. Throwing is a crucial factor. It’s humid out there right now. Tonight, he just slipped on the bat. It’s the nature of cricket, we can’t change that,” he added.

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