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‘This was my last…,’ Virat Kohli announces retirement from T20Is after India clinches T20 World Cup 2024 trophy

"Wanted to Yes I have, this was an open secret. Not something that I wasn't going to announce even if we had lost. Time for the next generation to take the T20 game forward" : Virat Kohli

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- June 30th 2024 12:09 AM
‘This was my last…,’ Virat Kohli announces retirement from T20Is after India clinches T20 World Cup 2024 trophy

‘This was my last…,’ Virat Kohli announces retirement from T20Is after India clinches T20 World Cup 2024 trophy

Virat Kohli announces retirement from T20Is : In a significant announcement today, Indian cricket stalwart Virat Kohli announced his retirement from the T20I format.

Legendary Indian batsman Virat Kohli has announced his retirement from T20 International cricket following his award for Player of the Match in the T20 World Cup 2024 final.


Kohli, known for his exemplary batting and leadership skills, made the announcement through a heartfelt statement, expressing gratitude and reflecting on his journey in T20 cricket.


Virat Kohli said, “This was my last T20 World Cup, this is exactly what we wanted to achieve. One day you feel like you can't get a run and this happens, God is great. Just the occasion, now or never kind of situation. This was my last T20 game playing for India. We wanted to lift that cup."

"Wanted to Yes I have, this was an open secret. Not something that I wasn't going to announce even if we had lost. Time for the next generation to take the T20 game forward. It's been a long wait for us, waiting to win an ICC tournament. You look at someone like Rohit, he's played 9 T20 World Cups and this is my sixth. He deserves it. It's been difficult to hold things (emotions) back and I think it's going to sink in later. It's an amazing day and I'm thankful,” Kohli added.  

As Virat Kohli bids farewell to T20 International cricket, his legacy as one of the modern greats remains intact. His dedication, passion, and unmatched skill have inspired generations of cricketers, leaving an enduring legacy in the annals of Indian cricket history.

- With inputs from agencies

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