Rohit Sharma announce T20I retirement: India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, announced his retirement from T20 international cricket after their World Cup victory on Saturday. Rohit confirmed he would continue playing Test and ODI formats but decided to step back from the shortest format.

His announcement followed Virat Kohli’s similar decision to retire from T20 internationals. Rohit retires as T20I’s leading run-scorer, with an impressive 4231 runs in 159 appearances.

Rohit Sharma announce T20I retirement

Rohit Sharma announce T20I retirement

In a post-match conference, Rohit Sharma shared his thoughts on retiring after their win in the 2024 T20 World Cup. “This was my last T20I game. There is no better time to say goodbye to this format. I’ve loved every moment of it and always wanted to win the cup,” he said. Rohit emphasized how emotional the moment was for him, expressing his joy at achieving this milestone.

Rohit debuted in T20Is in 2007 against England and amassed a record-breaking 4231 runs, including five centuries and 32 half-centuries. He steps down after India’s triumphant World Cup win over South Africa in Barbados.

Reflecting on the win, Rohit dedicated the triumph to coach Rahul Dravid, praising his long-standing contribution to Indian cricket. “What he has done for Indian cricket over the past 20-25 years is immense.

I am happy we could achieve this for him,” Rohit said. He also commended his teammates, highlighting the efforts of retiring star Virat Kohli, and bowlers Arshdeep Singh and Jasprit Bumrah.

When asked if this was the best moment of his career, Rohit affirmed, “This has to be the greatest time. All the runs I’ve scored matter, but winning games and trophies for India is what I cherish the most.”

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