WWE legend Ric Flair reacts to Rohit Sharma’s iconic ‘slow walk’ while collecting the T20 World Cup trophy

Jul 1, 2024

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Team India scripted history with a stellar performance at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, emerging as champions after an undefeated run throughout the tournament. The team showcased exceptional skill and teamwork, leading them to victory in every match. Their triumph culminated on Saturday, June 29, when they clinched the World Cup trophy after defeating South Africa in the final, solidifying their dominance in the shortest format of the game.

Rohit Sharma’s immense contribution in the title win

At the helm of this remarkable journey was Rohit Sharma, whose strategic brilliance and leadership played a pivotal role in India’s success. Rohit’s captaincy was instrumental in guiding the team through challenging moments and maintaining their unbeaten streak. His ability to inspire and lead the team by example was evident in their seamless victories, making this World Cup win even more memorable.

Rohit’s iconic walk inspired by Ric Flair

During the trophy presentation ceremony, Rohit decided to add a unique touch to the celebrations. As he walked up to collect the trophy from BCCI Secretary Jay Shah, Rohit performed a slow, swagger-filled walk reminiscent of WWE legend Ric Flair’s iconic strut. This playful yet confident move delighted fans and teammates alike, adding an extra layer of excitement to the already joyous occasion.

Also READ: Will Hardik Pandya replace Rohit Sharma as India’s full-time T20I captain? BCCI secretary Jay Shah reacts

Ric Flair reacts to Rohit’s antics

The legendary wrestler Flair, known for his flamboyant style and the famous strut, responded to Rohit’s tribute. The WWE Hall of Famer, expressed his admiration on social media, acknowledging Rohit’s playful homage. Flair tweeted, “@rohitsharma45 Taking A Page Out Of My Playbook! WOOOOO!” highlighting his approval and enjoyment of Rohit’s celebration.

.@ImRo45 Taking A Page Out Of My Playbook! WOOOOO! pic.twitter.com/gRMrPermGb

— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) June 30, 2024

Rohit Sharma’s retirement from T20Is

While fans reveled in the celebration, they were also met with the bittersweet news of Rohit’s retirement from T20 Internationals. This World Cup victory marked the end of an era, as Rohit decided to step away from the shortest format of the game. His contributions as a player and a captain will be remembered fondly, and his iconic walk to collect the trophy will forever be etched in the memories of cricket and wrestling fans alike.

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

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