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Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma Announce Retirement from T20 International; What’s Next for them?

Later in the T20 World Cup Cricket 2024, the Indian team’s captain and limited overs vice-captain Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma played their last international T20 cricket match. The players on both the teams later tweeter and they conveyed their feelings to their fans, teammates, and BCCI. 

The aggressive batsman of the Indian side Virat Kohli said something regarding his time spent with the Indian team. Besides, Rohit Sharma who is also acknowledged to be one of the amazing batsmen in Indian cricket team and equally a good tactician too has also shared his T20I story with the team. 
Rohit Sharma’s response regarding his retirement T20 Internationals stated that he was happy that his journey started with this format in India. He appreciated every single day and kept trying for his dream to win the T20 World Cup which he said was a dream as a cricketer. 
Although, Virat Kohli explicitly communicated his retirement from T20Is he said that it gladdens him to win the T20 World Cup because that was the team’s goal they had always wanted to achieve. It should rise and fall, and no matter what the outcome would be, he stated that it was time for the next generation to take over. 

On this note, their announcements symbolize the end of an awesome chapter in T20 cricket and in extension the public and the cricketer’s profession is left to make of educated guesses on next steps. After they retired from the T20I format, the area of focus shifts to ‘the future endeavor of these giants of the cricketing world in this facet of their lives.’ The question is, after the retirement of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma from T20I, what’s next for them?  

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What Will be Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma’s Next Chapter after T20I? 

Without a doubt, T20 franchise cricket is potentially next for them since Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma do not seem to be done with 20-over cricket. Of course, their fans still can count on this format of their participation. Still, they must be remembered as national players because they both played in Tests and one-day internationals. 
Hence BCCI secretary Jay Shah has said that senior players will focus on the Champions Trophy 2025 and the World Test Championship. Therefore, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will be favorites to be selected in the Indian squad for each of the ODI and Test series before CT 2025 and WTC in 2025. 
In addition, India has a packed agenda for the next one year, bottom-line being two demanding away Test series, while the 50-over Champions Trophy is expected to be held in February-March 2025. Bangladesh is India’s next Test opponent at home while three Tests against New Zealand are lined up for the Indian team. 
They will then tour Australia for a five Test series early in the same month in which they will be aiming at grabbing a winning series record for the third time. If India gets through the WTC final for the third straight summer, they will then play five Tests in England, which India has not won a series since 2007. 

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Rohit Sharma who made his T20I debut at the first T20 World Cup against England in Durban in 2007, has scored 4231 runs in 159 T20I for India. 
Through the year, he made 32 fifties and five hundreds among which was 121 not out against Afghanistan. Besides, he also left his position as the most successful T20I captain for India with the win rate 60% or 50 wins (Super Over and bowl-out); this rate is two more than Pakistan Babar Azam. 

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Besides, Virat Kohli, whose debut for T20I was in June 2010, played 125 matches and amass 4188 runs for India in T20I; 1 hundred and 38 fifties. He has also received the Player of the Tournament in T20 World Cup thrice, out of which two remain in 2014 and 2016. Kohli himself secured the position of the second-highest run-scorer in the said format of the T20Is while Rohit Sharma outplayed his counterparts in this domain. 


To end one’s international career in T20Is also means that a major chapter of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma careers is now closed in T20 International. That is why their decision will leave the world of cricket shocked and concerned as they transition from fifty-over manifestations of the game to ODIs and Test cricket where they also will be able still to lead and dominate Indian cricket. 
Kohli and Sharma are examples of moving away from the shortest style of the game and while they have created records and standards and have opened paths for the further development of new generations of the game that can call on passion, professional techniques and the spirit of hard working.  

Thus, this helps new talents to emerge and go on with the Indian cricketing progression in such a way that the team does not lack strength if their associate opts out. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  

1.What is Virat Kohli’s plans after retiring from T20 Internationals? 

Virat Kohli aims to continue leading India in ODIs and Test matches, attempting to achieve further milestones in his cricket career. 

2.How many T20I matches did Rohit Sharma play for India?

Rohit Sharma played 159 T20 International matches for India and scored 4231 runs.  

3.What footprints do Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli possess in T20I?

They left a footprint of amazing batting performances, supervision achievements, and setting high levels in Indian cricket tournaments.  

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