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Rohit Sharma celebrates T20 World Cup victory by putting some dust from Barbados pitch in his mouth, video goes viral
Rohit Sharma
Photo Courtesy: Screengrab from ICC Instagram page

Rohit Sharma celebrates T20 World Cup victory by putting some dust from Barbados pitch in his mouth, video goes viral

| @indiablooms | 30 Jun 2024, 02:29 pm

Rohit Sharma decided to eternalise the moment of his victory against South Africa in the T20 World Cup by eating some sand from the Barbados pitch which produced an exciting mega event on Saturday.

In a thrilling match which had gone down the wires and almost gone out of the clutches of Rohit Sharma and his men, India defeated South Africa by seven runs to win the second T20 World Cup trophy in the history of the marquee tournament.

After Virat Kohli, India captain Rohit Sharma too announced his retirement from T20 international cricket after lifting the World Cup here on Saturday.

Rohit made the announcement at the post-final match press conference.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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When he was asked about his future in T20Is, Rohit said, "This was my last game as well. Honestly, I have enjoyed it since the time I started playing this format and nothing is a better time than this to say goodbye to this format.

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"I have loved every moment of this. I started my India career playing this format. I wanted to win the cup and say goodbye."


Rohit, who was also a part of the 2007 T20 World Cup winning team, led India to win the second title in the shortest format against South Africa with a nail-biting 7-run win on Saturday.

Speaking at the post-match interaction, Kohli announced retirement from the format saying the 2024 T20 World Cup was his last.

"This was my last T20 World Cup, this is exactly what we wanted to achieve. It's been a long wait for us, waiting to win an ICC tournament," said the former India captain.

In the final match which was almost in South Africa's grip, India's premier fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, all-rounder Hardik Pandya and a stunning catch by Suryakumar Yadav pulled things back for the men-in-blue.

With the back on the wall, the Rohit Sharma-led side came back strongly to upset all plans of South Africa.

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