Rohit Sharma acknowledge MS Dhoni’s wishes after an emphatic World Cup win – “He did a lot for us and the country”

Rohit Sharma

After India’s thrilling victory in the Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, Rohit Sharma expressed his gratitude to former captain MS Dhoni for his heartfelt wishes. The Indian team secured the title by defeating South Africa in a nail-biting final at the Kensington Oval in Barbados, successfully defending a total of 176 runs.

Dhoni, who led India to triumph in the T20 World Cup in 2007, the ODI World Cup in 2011, and the Champions Trophy in 2013, shared an emotional note on Instagram. He praised the team’s composure and self-belief during the intense match and thanked them for the “priceless birthday gift” ahead of his 43rd birthday on July 7.

Rohit Sharma thanks MS Dhoni for his wishes

Rohit Sharma, appreciating Dhoni’s support, acknowledged his significant contributions to Indian cricket. He described Dhoni as a “fabulous player” who had done a lot for both the team and the country. Rohit’s words reflected the respect and admiration that players hold for the legendary cricketer.

“Dhoni used to be a fabulous player. He did a lot for us and the country. I felt good that he appreciated us,” Rohit said after the match.

In a fitting twist, Rohit himself decided to retire from T20 Internationals (T20Is) after the World Cup victory. Alongside Virat Kohli, who received the Player of the Match award, Rohit bid farewell to T20Is. He stated that the timing was perfect—nothing better than winning the cup and saying goodbye. As India’s all-time leading run-scorer in T20Is, Rohit left a lasting legacy in the shortest format of the game.

MS Dhoni’s impact on Indian cricket remains indelible, and Rohit Sharma’s heartfelt acknowledgement underscores the immense respect players have for the former captain. The T20 World Cup victory served as a fitting tribute to both Dhoni’s legacy and Rohit’s remarkable career.

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