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Rohit Sharma Joins Kohli in T20I Retirement After World Cup Triumph

On a day that will be etched in the annals of Indian cricket history, the jubilation of winning the T20 World Cup was accompanied by not one, but two shocking retirement announcements. Following Virat Kohli’s decision to step away from T20 internationals, Indian captain Rohit Sharma revealed that he too had played his final match in the format.

Sharma’s Surprising Announcement

In the aftermath of India’s thrilling victory over South Africa in the T20 World Cup final, Rohit Sharma confirmed that he had donned the blue jersey for the last time in T20 internationals. The announcement sent ripples through the cricketing world, marking the end of an era for Indian T20 cricket.

A Glittering T20I Career Comes to an End

Rohit’s Journey: From Talented Youngster to T20 Legend

Rohit Sharma’s T20 international career began in 2007, and over the next 17 years, he transformed into one of the most feared batsmen in the shortest format of the game. Known for his elegant stroke play and ability to accelerate at will, Rohit became the backbone of India’s T20 batting lineup.

Record-Breaking Statistics

Rohit Sharma’s T20I career is studded with impressive achievements:

  • 159 T20 International matches played
  • 4,231 runs scored
  • Highest run-scorer in T20I history
  • Average of 32 and a strike rate of 141

His ability to consistently provide explosive starts and convert them into big scores made him a vital asset for the Indian team. Rohit’s knack for hitting sixes earned him the nickname “Hitman” among fans and cricket pundits alike.

Ending on a High: T20 World Cup 2024

Leading from the Front

In his final T20 international tournament, Rohit Sharma showcased why he was considered one of the best in the business. His leadership and batting prowess were instrumental in guiding India to their second T20 World Cup trophy.

Impressive Tournament Performance

Rohit’s individual performance in the T20 World Cup 2024 was nothing short of spectacular:

  • 257 runs scored
  • Second-highest run-scorer in the tournament
  • Strike rate of 156.70
  • Average of 36.71

His aggressive batting at the top of the order set the tone for India’s dominance throughout the tournament, culminating in their victory in the final against South Africa.

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