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‘Storm in Teacup’: KKR CEO Venky Mysore breaks silence on Rohit Sharma-Abhishek Nayar viral video

‘Storm in Teacup’: KKR CEO Venky Mysore breaks silence on Rohit Sharma-Abhishek Nayar viral video

Mysore's recent statement aims to put an end to the rumors, emphasizing the amicable nature of the conversation.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) CEO Venky Mysore has sought to calm the waters following a viral video showing a conversation between Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma and KKR’s batting coach Abhishek Nayar.

Friendly chat misconstrued: KKR CEO Venky Mysore

The video, which has since been deleted by KKR, sparked speculation about Rohit Sharma’s future with the Mumbai Indians (MI) after he spoke about his “past and future” at the franchise with his former MI teammate Abhishek Nayar and current coach of KKR.

KKR CEO Venky Mysore has assured fans that the conversation was simply a friendly exchange between two close friends and nothing more. “It was a storm in a teacup,” he clarified to Revsportz, “There’s nothing to it.”

Rohit Sharma reflects on MI journey

The clip, though short-lived online, captured Rohit Sharma acknowledging his significant contributions to MI’s success over the past decade.

He mentioned “making the home” at MI, suggesting his dedication to building a strong team culture. Sharma also briefly addressed his removal from the MI captaincy, stating it wasn’t his decision but did not seem overly concerned about it.

Unclear audio fuels fan frenzy

The video’s ending featured Sharma speaking about “one final year,” but due to poor audio quality, the exact context remained unclear. This ambiguity ignited a frenzy of fan theories on social media, with many questioning Sharma’s future with MI and the IPL in general.

KKR deletes Rohit Sharma-Abhishek Nayar video

The viral video and subsequent deletion by KKR only fueled the flames of speculation. However, Mysore’s recent statement aims to put an end to the rumors, emphasizing the amicable nature of the conversation.

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Rohit Sharma on Captaincy Change

Previously, Rohit Sharma himself addressed his removal from the MI captaincy during a media interaction. He maintained a professional stance, stating that the decision was beyond his control but didn’t cause him any major disappointment.

Focus on Present, Not Past

Rohit Sharma’s comments, along with Mysore’s clarification, suggest a desire to move forward from the captaincy change. With the IPL season still ongoing, the focus remains on the present and the upcoming challenges for both Sharma and his team.

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