Shaheen Afridi pays tribute to Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli after legendary duo announce retirement from T20Is


The announcement got here after India’s victory over South Africa within the T20 World Cup 2024 closing.

Pakistan’s left-arm quick bowler, Shaheen Shah Afridi, lately shared his ideas on the retirement of Indian cricket stars Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma from the T20I format. The announcement got here after India’s victory over South Africa within the T20 World Cup 2024 closing, the place they emerged victorious by a margin of seven runs.

Kohli, a pivotal participant within the Indian batting lineup throughout all codecs, determined to step away from T20 cricket following India’s profitable marketing campaign within the match. His contribution to the crew’s success was plain, as he performed an important position in securing India’s second T20 World Cup title.

The right-handed batter scored 76 runs off 59 balls, taking part in an important position in attaining India’s complete of 177, which they efficiently defended.

“This was my last T20 World Cup, and this is what we wanted to achieve. One day you feel you can’t get a run, then things happen. God is great, and I got the job done for the team on the day it mattered.Now or never, last T20 for India, wanted to make the most of it. Wanted to lift the cup, wanted to respect the situation rather than force it. This was an open secret, it’s time for the next generation to take over, some amazing players will take the team forward and keep the flag waving high,” Kohli mentioned whereas accepting the Player of the Match award.

His retirement sparked a response from Shaheen, as the 2 have competed in quite a few matches in opposition to one another, making a spirited rivalry on the sector.

“Memorable end to a remarkable T20I career […] congratulations India on winning the T20 World Cup,” Shaheen wrote on his Instagram account.

Furthermore, Shaheen additionally prolonged his congratulations to Indian captain Rohit Sharma, who has adopted in his teammates’ footsteps by saying his retirement from the T20 format.

The left-arm pacer has had quite a few on-pitch battles with Sharma and has efficiently dismissed him on a number of events.

India’s victory within the T20 World Cup marks their second title win within the match’s historical past. The nation beforehand claimed their first T20 World Cup title in 2007, defeating Pakistan within the closing.

The 2024 T20 World Cup victory additionally places an finish to India’s trophy drought, as their final ICC trophy was secured in 2013 after they emerged victorious within the Champions Trophy underneath the management of MS Dhoni.

Also learn| BCCI Secretary Jay Shah declares huge prize cash for Team India for successful T20 World Cup 2024 trophy

Nilesh Desai
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