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Virat Kohli Announces T20I Retirement After India’s T20 World Cup 2024 Victory. Virat Kohli announces retirement from T20I cricket with the T20 World Cup 2024 final’s Man of the Match award in his hands. It was a touching moment for India as the road to a global cup ended after 11 years, where they triumphed over South Africa by 7 runs, earning the T20 World Cup title were the results of it.

“This tournament was my last T20 World Cup, and reaching the final became our primary purpose. There are days when runs seem tough to find, but then everything goes like a plug in a socket. It is a good thing to have been able to help myself with my gang when it all boiled down to the darkest hour.

It was time to act, the swansong was my final T20 for India, and success was my main goal. The cup was my dream and the way I tackled it came more from respect rather than despair. “The decision was no secret. It is time for the next group of great young players to represent the team with dignity and pride,” said Virat Kohli after the match presentation.

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Team members picked up Sachin Tendulkar on their shoulders, after winning the 2011 World Cup. However, when host Harsha Bhogle asked whether it was Rohit Sharma’s chance now for a lift, he replied, “Rohit has performed for nine T20 World Cups, but this is my sixth one. He is more deserving. At that time, I lacked a sense of security, but now, I’m very grateful and humble, bending my head. It was a rocky road, and the feelings were very intense in the game. The other emotions will come later.”

India has secured their second T20 World Cup championship, having previously won the first time in 2007, among others, under the able captaincy of the legendary MS Dhoni in South Africa. This victory also signifies their first major triumph since they last rostered the Champions Trophy in 2013.

Virat Kohli, who emerged as a promising cricketer 17 years ago, played a pivotal role in the final, scoring his first half-century of the tournament. His elegant innings of 76 runs off 59 balls, including six fours and two sixes, propelled India to a competitive total of 176 for seven.