London:To quash the rumours of disunity in the team, India captain MS Dhoni came to the press conference with entire team on the eve of their first match of the World Twenty20.
Dhoni read out a statement about unity in the team. The Indian skipper did not take any questions but he did clear the air that there was no rift between him and Sehwag and that the team stands united as defending champions.
"As we prepare for the T20 World Cup, we're a superbly unified team, the team spirit is as good as it has ever been. Recent reports in the Indian media of rifts between myself and Sehwag amount to nothing but false and irresponsible media," he said.
"Our fans and supporters can take confidence from the wonderful unity that continues to exist in this team," he added.
Dhoni's comments on Thursday on Sehwag's injuries and a reply "may be you should ask his physio to issue a press release" lent itself to media speculation of a rift between the two.
Dhoni stressed on team's unity and said it was well prepared to defend the title.
"We thank 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," Dhoni said.
(With agency inputs)