Trent Bridge: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni rubbished the talk of rift with Virender Sehwag in the team and said that his team is superbly unified.
India begins their world campaign on Tuesday with the match against Bangladesh at Trent Bridge on Saturday, but have had their build-up disrupted by reports all is not well between the skipper and the injured opener.
In the pre-match press conference on Friaday Dhoni along with all his team mates, including Sehwag - read a prepared statement claiming there was no substance to such speculation before the squad walked out en masse.
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"Our fans and supporters can take confidence from the wonderful unity that continues to exist in this team.
"We thanks our fans for their continued support and look forward to entertaining you during this tournament, which we go into well prepared, unified as Team India and confident. Thank you."
Sehwag is ruled out of Saturday's match due to his shoulder injury.