Rohit Sharma signsupwith Virat Kohli in India T20 retirement after World Cup win

Rohit Sharma signsupwith Virat Kohli in India T20 retirement after World Cup win

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Sharma captained the side to their 2nd T20 World Cup while Kohli was Player of the Match in the win versus South Africa.

Published On 29 Jun 2024

India captain Rohit Sharma has followed Virat Kohli in revealing his retirement from T20 internationals quickly after the set assisted their group beat South Africa in the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup last.

Kohli, 35, produced a match-winning knock of 76 in his last global videogame in this format to set up India’s seven-run win in the humdinger at the Kensington Oval on Saturday.

In the immediacy of the win, an psychological Kohli, 35, spoke after gathering the Player of the Match award: “This was my last T20 videogame playing for India. Time for the next generation to take the T20 videogame forward.”

Kohli retires from the format with 4,188 runs from 125 T20 Internationals with a strike rate of 137.

Only a matter of hours lateron, Sharma signedupwith opening partner Kohli in stopping the T20 Internationals.

His tally is 2nd just to Rohit’s 4,231 from 159 matches, which consistof a record 5 hundreds.

India's Virat Kohli celebrates after their win against South Africa in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup final cricket match at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, Saturday, June 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Virat Kohli commemorates after winning the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup last versus South Africa at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados [Ricardo Mazalan/AP]

Sharma follows Kohli’s lead

Addressing a news conference long after the last, Rohit, who was part of India’s victorious 2007 team, likewise revealed his retirement from the T20 Internationals.

“This was my last [T20I] videogame as well,” the 37-year-old stated.

“No muchbetter time to state bye-bye to this format. I’ve liked every minute of this.

“I began my India profession playing this format. This is what I desired, I desired to win the cup.

“I was really desperate for this title in my life. Happy that we ultimately crossed the line.”

Both males will continue to play Test and 50-overs cricket for India.

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