Watch: Virat Kohli shows respect to Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya with a heart-wrenching gesture

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Indian batsman Virat Kohli won the hearts of many with his gesture during the victory ceremony of the 2024 T20 World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The Indian team was awarded by the BCCI at the iconic stadium.

Virat Kohli was in high spirits during the 2024 T20 World Cup parade. The batsman was having a blast and made sure to celebrate the title to the fullest. The right-hander was in a cheerful mood throughout the day from the moment India landed at home.

Virat Kohli was also seen making a touching gesture. When BCCI Secretary Jay Shah and President Roger Binny asked the Indian team to come on stage at the Wankhede Stadium to collect the prize money, Kohli showed utmost respect to captain Rohit Sharma and vice-captain Hardik Pandya.

Virat Kohli was seen asking Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya to go ahead of him and lead the team to the stage at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The video went viral on the internet and Kohli received a lot of praise.

Here is the clip:

Virat Kohli did not have the kind of tournament he would have wished for. The batsman failed in all the games leading up to the final. But when it mattered most, he stepped up and made sure to get his team out of trouble after they lost wickets early on.

Virat Kohli played the role of an anchor to perfection as he realised the need to bat thoroughly and played a perfect innings. His knock ensured that India stayed in the game and finished with a winning total against South Africa in the final, which was held at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Virat Kohli finished with a vital innings of 76 runs off 59 balls. He batted at a strike rate of around 130 and hit 6 fours and 2 sixes in his innings. Before the final, he had only 75 runs to his name. His knock in the final also saw him win the Player of the Match for his innings.

Virat Kohli retires from T20Is

While India won the World Cup and gave immense joy to the fans, it was also an emotional day for many. This was because Virat Kohli said that he had already made up his mind and it was time for the next generation to take charge of the team.

Virat Kohli was an incredible player for India in T20Is. He played many famous knocks for his team throughout his career and helped India win matches after defeat. His absence will leave a huge void in the team and it remains to be seen who will replace him.

Virat Kohli played 125 matches for India in T20Is. He is the second-highest run-scorer for India in the format. In his career, he has scored 4188 at an average of 48.69 and a strike rate of 137.04.