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No rift, its misunderstanding: Team India manager

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Published: Friday, February 24, 2012, 14:28 [IST]
 
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'It's just misunderstanding, not a rift'

Sydney, Feb 24: Team India's manager has denied reports about any rift in the team and has said that it was just misunderstanding between Virender Sehwag and MS Dhoni, not a rift.

It was learnt that Virender Sehwag and MS Dhoni avoided facing the media as there were reports about a press conference to talk about the issue but since BCCI had asked both the players to sort out the issue in the interest of the team, team manager GS Walia addressed the media today at Sydney.

Earlier on Thursday, BCCI had come out strongly on the issue and denied reports about the possible rift in the team due to certain comments from the captain and the senior players.

Board secretary Sanjay Jagdale had also spoken to the players to sort out their differences as early as possible and had also told them not to speak in public about the selection of the team, by asking them to focus only on cricket to keep the hopes alive in the on-going tri-series.

Reports surfaced after team India adopted the rotation policy for the top order as one senior was rested every match. This sparked off the debate as Dhoni also commented on the trio and termed them slow on field. This further created a flutter as the seniors' weren't aware of thee comments made by the captain which made matters worse.

It first started when Gautam Gambhir took a dig on Dhoni for not finishing the matches early as he also said, he wouldn't have waited till the last over to finish the game which invited more trouble.

Dhoni commented on the fielding abilities of the openers and also stressed on the fact that they were not played together as they were very slow on field and it could cost the team extra 20 runs.

The last few days have witnessed comments from seniors during their press conferences, which suggest that they were using these to take jibes at each other which weren't unnoticed by the media, also highlighting their poor performance during their disastrous tour Down Under.

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