You are a leader: India batting coach Vikram Rathour pens heartfelt message for Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma, Vikram Rathour

Team India batting coach Vikram Rathour has penned a heartfelt post for captain Rohit Sharma after the victory in the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

Rohit Sharma led India to victory in the ninth edition of the T20 World Cup, thereby ending the country’s long wait for an ICC trophy. India had not won the T20 World Cup since 2007, while their last victory in an ICC competition dates back to 2013.

The veteran batsman led the team from the front in the competition as India won the tournament without losing a single game. India won three of their four group games while one was abandoned due to a wet outfield pitch. In the Super 8s, India defeated Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Australia. Rohit Sharma had scored an impressive 92 runs against Australia.

In the semi-final, he scored a brilliant fifty on a difficult pitch as India beat defending champions England by 68 runs to qualify for the final of a T20 World Cup for the first time since 2014. The Men in Blue beat South Africa by 7 runs in a thrilling final to clinch the trophy.

Rohit Sharma has been receiving praise from all quarters for his leadership in the T20 World Cup. Not only the Indian cricket fraternity but fans and pundits from other countries have also praised him for the way he led the team. And Vikram Rathour has also hailed him as a leader.

Taking to Instagram, Rathour posted a couple of pictures of him posing alongside Rohit and wrote that the Indian captain’s action has also inspired others. Praising Rohit for his leadership, Rathour wrote, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and achieve more. You are a leader. 🙏🤗 Well done Captain.”

Rohit Sharma retires from T20Is:

Rohit Sharma has announced his retirement from T20Is. The Indian ODI and Test captain announced his decision during the post-match press conference after the final. Rohit has ended his T20I career as the leading run-scorer in the format. He scored 4231 runs in 159 games with the help of a record 5 centuries and 32 half-centuries.

Rohit is also the second-highest run-scorer in the T20 World Cup, ahead of only Virat Kohli. Meanwhile, he is not the only Indian player to retire from T20Is after the World Cup win. Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja have also called time on their T20I careers.