Pakistan cricket fraternity bows down as Rohit Sharma grabs T20 WC trophy

“Sympathy with proteas, but India is winning the World Cup,” Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar already supported Rohit Sharma and Co. to lift the trophy of the ICC World Cup final between team India and South Africa.

With Virat Kohli saving his best for last, India ended the long wait for an ICC title by 7 runs. It was because of Jasprit Bumrah’s epic bowling in his match-winning over. Following India’s historic win in World Cup final, Pakistan’s fast-bowler Akhtar reserved special praise for Indian skipper Rohit.

In one of his recent post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Legendary Pakistani bowler recalled Rohit’s emotional moment. “Rohit Sharma has made it. Emotions are really high, well-deserving victory for India. Many, many congratulations to them. They lost in Ahmedabad (ODI World Cup final). I have said then also that India deserves to win. And this time they won it. Rohit Sharma was down on the ground, crying, says it all. What this win means to him,” Akhtar said.

Former Pakistan captain Afridi also praised Rohit, who he believes has shown an exceptional lead for the Men In Blue. “Congratulations India on a memorable win. @ImRo45 fully deserves it, he has been an exceptional leader. @imVkohli as always a big match player and Bumrah is undoubtedly the best bowler in the world right now. Hard luck @OfficialProteas, a great fight by a team that played brilliantly in the tournament,” added Afridi.

For more than a decade, Rohit and Kohli carried the dreams of a cricket-crazy nation. It is an end of an era as India’s batting icons Kohli and Rohit announced their T20I retirements after ICC World Cup final.

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