Virat and Rohit Retire Together: Kohli Announces Last T20 International; Indian Captain Declares ‘Right Time’ to Bid Farewell

Indian cricket stars Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, heroes of the past decade, have simultaneously retired from T20 cricket. Kohli played a pivotal role in India’s victory in the T20 World Cup final, scoring 76 runs in a heroic inning. 

Earlier in the tournament, he had accumulated a total score of 75 runs in 7 matches. In the final, he stood out with an individual score of 76 runs.

Virat Kohli Announces Retirement from T20 Internationals After Winning the World Cup

After winning the World Cup, Virat Kohli announced his retirement from T20 international cricket. He said, “This was my last T20 World Cup and we wanted to win it. This final was my last T20 match for India. 

I feel the time is right to retire and now is the time for the new generation to take this legacy forward. It’s an open secret. Rohit’s ninth World Cup was my sixth T20 World Cup. I hadn’t shown good performance in the last few matches. Sometimes, my inner feelings will come out.”

'ROKO' last seen playing together in T20.

Rohit Sharma Announces Retirement from T20 International Cricket

According to PTI, Rohit Sharma has also announced his retirement from T20 international cricket. Rahul Dravid confirmed this announcement during a press conference.

Rohit Sharma fulfilled his desire as he announced his retirement from T20 international cricket after the recent match. Speaking at the post-match press conference, he said, “This was also my last game. It may not be a better time to say goodbye. I just wanted to achieve this (trophy). It’s very difficult to put it into words.” He further added, “This is what I wanted and it happened. I was very determined for this in my life. I’m glad we crossed the line at this moment.”

For India, Rohit Sharma has scored 4,231 runs in 159 T20 international matches with an average of 32.05 and a strike rate of 140.89. Rohit Sharma is the only Indian player to have won two T20 World Cups for India, in addition to being the only cricketer globally to have won the T20 World Cup both as a player and as a captain.

Indian captain Rohit Sharma has now announced his retirement from T20 internationals after leading the team to their second World Cup victory in the format. He deemed it the appropriate time to say “goodbye.” India defeated South Africa by 7 runs at Kensington Oval in the final, shortly after player Virat Kohli announced his retirement following his outstanding performance in T20.

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