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'Keep quiet...': Rohit Sharma lashes out at media when asked about Kohli

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 February 2022, 17:10 IST

In front of the first T20I clash against the Windies on Wednesday, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma took media to task and backed Virat Kohli when quizzed about ex-captain’s lean patch.

During a pre-match press conference on Tuesday, Rohit Sharma was asked about if Virat Kohli was in the right "mental space" but the Indian skipper was having none of it.

"If you guys can keep quiet for a while, I think he'll be alright. We don't need to do too much talking from your side, then everything will be taken care of. He is in a great mental space from whatever I see of him. He has been part of this international team for more than a decade. If someone has spent that much time in international cricket, they know how to handle the pressure situations, the environment, everything. It all starts from you guys. If you guys can keep it quite for a bit, then everything will fall into place," Rohit said.

India will lock horns with West Indies side in a three match T20I series, starting Wednesday, February 16. The men in blue whitewashed the caribbean side 3-0 in the ODI series last week and will look to do the same in the T20Is.

On Monday, the Indian cricket board put out that Washington Sundar has been pulled out of the T20I series due to a left hamstring strain. Kuldeep will take his place in the squad.

The first T20I will be played on Wednesday while the second and third will be played on Friday and Sunday, respectively. All three T20Is will be played at the Eden Gardens.

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First published: 15 February 2022, 17:10 IST