Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma Announce Retirement from T20 Internationals After World Cup Triumph

Following India’s dramatic seven-run victory over South Africa in the T20 World Cup final, cricket legends Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have announced their retirement from international T20 cricket.

Kohli, who scored a crucial 76 from 59 deliveries, ends his T20I career with 4,188 runs in 125 matches, averaging 48.69 with 38 fifties and one century. In his post-match interview, Kohli emphasized the need for the new generation to step up for India.

Rohit, India’s captain, also revealed his retirement during the press conference. He retires with 4,231 runs in 159 matches, including five centuries and 32 half-centuries. Rohit expressed his love for the format and his satisfaction in concluding his T20 career with a World Cup win.

Quotes from the Players

Virat Kohli: “This was my last T20 World Cup. It is time for the new generation to come through for India now. We have some amazing players coming through and they have to take this team forwards now. One day you feel like you can’t get a run but one day, things just click. I am so proud to get the runs for the team the day it mattered most.”

Rohit Sharma: “This was my last game as well. There’s no better time to say goodbye to this format. I’ve loved every moment of this. I started my India career in T20 and this is what I wanted to do. I wanted to win the cup and say goodbye.”

India’s win in Barbados marks their second T20 World Cup victory, the first since 2007, closing an illustrious chapter for two of their greatest cricketers.


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