Virat Kohli announces retirement from T20I after T20 World Cup 2024 win

Virat Kohli

Indian batsman Virat Kohli announced his retirement from T20I cricket after the team won the 2024 T20 World Cup. The batsman mentioned that the summit clash against South Africa was his last for the team in the shortest format of the game and now it is time for the younger generation to take over.

One of the greatest batsmen of the generation, Virat Kohli, will no longer play for India in T20Is. It was a fairytale ending for him as a batsman as India won the 2024 T20 World Cup by beating South Africa in the final at the Kensington Oval Bridgetown in Barbados.

Virat Kohli, who won the Man of the Match award in the final, surprised fans after the game when he mentioned that it was his last match for India in T20Is. Speaking to the broadcasters, he said:

“This was my last T20 World Cup, this is exactly what we wanted to achieve. One day you feel like you can’t run and this happens, God is great. Just the occasion, now or never situation. This was my last T20 match playing for India. We wanted to lift that cup. Yes, I did, this was an open secret.

“It’s not something I wouldn’t announce even if we had lost. It’s time for the next generation to take the T20 game forward. It’s been a long wait for us, hoping to win an ICC tournament. You look at someone like Rohit, he’s played “9 T20 World Cups and this is my sixth. It’s deserved. It’s been hard to contain things (the emotions) and I think I’ll take it in later. It’s an amazing day and I’m grateful.”

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