Gautam Gambhir lauds Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma after superstar duo bid farewell to T20Is following India’s World Cup win

Jul 1, 2024

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Team India emerged victorious in a nail-biting final against South Africa to win the T20 World Cup 2024. The match, held at the Kensington Oval, saw India clinch the title with a narrow 7-run win. This victory marks a significant achievement for the Indian cricket team, highlighting their dominance in the shortest format of the game.

Key performances lead to victory

The final was a showcase of brilliant cricketing performances, with key contributions from both the bat and ball. India’s bowlers held their nerve in the final overs to secure the win, despite a strong challenge from the South African team. This triumph adds another prestigious trophy to India’s cricketing cabinet, cementing their status as a powerhouse in T20 cricket.

Superstar duo bids farewell

In an emotional turn of events, Indian cricket stalwarts Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli announced their retirement from T20Is following the World Cup victory. The decision to retire on such a high note has been seen as a fitting end to their illustrious T20I careers. Both players have been instrumental in India’s success over the years, and their absence will be felt deeply by fans and teammates alike.

End of an era

The duo’s retirement after winning the World Cup provides a fairytale ending to their T20I journeys. Rohit and Kohli have set numerous records and delivered countless memorable performances, making them legends in the eyes of cricket enthusiasts. Their departure marks the end of an era in Indian T20 cricket.

Also READ: Ravindra Jadeja bids farewell to T20Is after India’s World Cup triumph

Gautam Gambhir’s heartfelt tribute

Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir lauded Kohli and Rohit for their stellar careers as they bid adieu to T20I cricket. Gambhir expressed his admiration for the duo, acknowledging their immense contributions to Indian cricket.

“They have retired with the World Cup win, and probably better than any script that was written. Both players are great. They have done a lot for Indian cricket, and I congratulate them and wish them all the best,” Gambhir told PTI.

Despite their retirement from T20Is, Gambhir is optimistic about Kohli and Rohit’s continued impact in other formats. He said: “They have retired with the World Cup win, and probably better than any script that was written. But they are going to play two more formats – Test cricket and ODI cricket. I am sure they are going to keep contributing to the country and the team.”

Also READ: From Irfan Pathan to Virat Kohli: Players who won Man of the Match award in the Men’s T20 World Cup final

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