Indian cricket legends Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have announced their retirement from T20 cricket, leaving the entire nation in a state of mourning. The news has sent shockwaves across the country, with fans and cricket enthusiasts expressing their grief and gratitude for the incredible journey of the two stalwarts.

Widely regarded as the most loved and successful Indian cricketers of the decade, Kohli and Sharma have been the backbone of the Indian team, leading the country to numerous victories and creating unforgettable memories for fans.

Their retirement from T20 cricket marks the end of an era, leaving a void that will be difficult to fill. Fans and fellow cricketers have taken to social media to pay tribute to the duo, hailing their achievements and thanking them for their dedication and passion for the sport.

The nation will deeply miss watching Kohli and Sharma in action in the T20 format, but their legacy will continue to inspire future generations of cricketers.

VIRAT KOHLI : T20 Highlights

  • Virat Kohli concludes his T20I career with 4188 runs from 125 matches at an average of 48.69 and a strike-rate of 137.04. He ranks second in all-time T20I runs, just behind Rohit Sharma’s 4231 runs from 159 matches.
  • Kohli holds the record for the highest runs (1292) in T20 World Cups, surpassing Rohit Sharma’s 1220 runs in the tournament’s history.
  • He also leads with the most Player of the Match awards (8) in T20 World Cups, three more than any other player.
  • Virat Kohli is the only player to win the Player of the Tournament award twice in T20 World Cup history, achieving this feat in 2014 and 2016.
  • In T20Is where India batted second, Kohli remained not out in run chases 18 times out of 52 matches, all resulting in victories for India.

Rohit Sharma : T20 Highlights

  • Rohit Sharma holds the record for the most T20I appearances by any player, having played 159 matches for India. Paul Stirling (145) and George Dockrell (139) follow in second and third place respectively, with Mahmudullah (138) and Mohammad Nabi (129) rounding out the top five.
  • He also leads with the most wins in T20Is, tallying 111 victories, ahead of Shoaib Malik with 87 wins.
  • Rohit Sharma has smashed 205 sixes in T20Is, the highest by any player in international T20 cricket, surpassing Martin Guptill’s record of 173 sixes.
  • In T20 World Cups, Rohit Sharma holds the record for the most matches played with 47 appearances, ahead of Shakib Al Hasan (43).
  • Rohit Sharma is the only Indian cricketer to have won the T20 World Cup twice, achieving this feat in 2007 and again in 2023.
  • At 37 years and 60 days, Rohit Sharma became the oldest captain to lift the T20 World Cup trophy, surpassing Aaron Finch’s previous record of 34 years and 362 days in 2021.