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Rohit Sharma Announces T20I Retirement After World Cup Triumph

Right after Virat Kohli’s T20I retirement announcement, the Indian captain Rohit Sharma has also confirmed his T20 international cricket.

Rohit Sharma Announces T20I Retirement

After leading the Men in Blues to the title in the T20 World Cup 2024, Rohit Sharma has announced his T20I retirement but confirmed that he will continue to play in Tests and ODI formats.

Rohit Sharma has revealed his decision after his teammate Virat Kohli’s retirement announcement in short formats. After making numerous records in the format, Rohit bids farewell to the short format as the leading run scorer amassing 4231 runs in 159 matches.

His T20 career is further highlighted as he achieved the most centuries in the T20 internationals. He was part of the T20I squad which won the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in 2007.

“This was my last game as well,” the captain said in his post-match press conference, referring to Virat Kohli’s earlier announcement that he will be retiring from T20Is.

“I’ve enjoyed it since the time I started playing this format. Better a time to say goodbye to this format. I’ve loved every moment of this.

“This is what I wanted – I wanted to win the cup,” said in the media. “What he has done for Indian cricket for the past 20, 25 years, this was the only thing left. I am very happy on behalf of the entire team that we could do this for him.”

He also praised his players mentioning retiring Virat Kohli and his bowlers Arshdeep Singh and Jasprit Bumrah. “I am very lucky to have players like this in my squad, players who are playing for me and Team India – really, really grateful and thankful as well.”

While asked about the best moment of his career, Rohit has certainly highlighted a few moments.

“This has to be the greatest time. I can say that. It’s only because of how desperately I wanted to win this. All the runs that I’ve scored in all these years, it does matter but I’m not big on stats and all of that. Winning games for India, winning trophies for India – that is what I look forward to all the time.”

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli won the Player of the Match in the finals of the T20 World Cup 2024 has announced his T20I retirement at the post-match conference. “This was my last T20 World Cup, this is exactly what we wanted to achieve. One day you feel like you can’t get a run and this happens, God is great. Just the occasion, now or never kind of situation. This was my last T20 game playing for India,” concluded Virat Kohli.

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