Thank you King Kohli: Virat retires from T20, fans get emotional

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New Delhi. After Virat Kohli's strong innings, India won the T20 World Cup 2024 on the basis of the excellent performance of the bowlers. Team India defeated South Africa by 7 runs in a thrilling final. In this way, India's 11-year ICC title drought also ended. Team India became champion for the second time in this format. Earlier in the year 2007, India became world champion under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. After becoming the world champion, Kohli said that now the time has come for the new generation to take over. If we had lost the final, I was going to announce it as well. Kohli's fans got emotional when he said goodbye to T20 International cricket. They are giving different reactions.

Virat Kohli, who became the Player of the Match in the final, said, 'This was my last T20 World Cup. We achieved what we wanted to achieve. One day you feel that you cannot run anymore. God is great. For us, it was a now or never situation. This was my last T20 match for India. We wanted to lift that cup. You look at Rohit, he has played 9 T20 World Cups and this was my sixth World Cup. He deserves this victory.'

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Kohli said goodbye to T20 international cricket

Virat played an innings of 76 runs in 59 balls in the final played in Barbados. This innings of Kohli played an important role in making Team India the champion for the second time.

Kohli said- Goodbye T20 International

Virat, who made his T20 debut in June 2010, scored 4188 runs in 125 T20 Internationals including one century and 38 half-centuries. He retired from this format after finishing second in terms of most runs in T20 International cricket.

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