Rohit Sharma Mimics Novak Djokovic: Eating Grass After TWin

In an extraordinary display of celebration and emotion, Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma marked India’s T20 World Cup triumph by taking a literal piece of the Kensington Oval with him. Following India’s thrilling seven-run victory over South Africa on June 29, Rohit was seen eating a few strands of grass from the Barbados pitch, a symbolic gesture of respect and attachment to the ground where his team achieved a historic win.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) posted a video on Sunday showcasing Rohit’s unique celebration. In the video, the Indian skipper is seen on the pitch, taking a bite of the grass, patting the track, and showing reverence before departing. This act underscored the significance of the victory and the deep connection Rohit felt with the moment and location.

Rohit Sharma masterminded India’s remarkable comeback in the final, where the team clinched their second T20 World Cup title. Although Rohit did not have a significant impact with the bat, scoring just 9 runs, his captaincy was pivotal. India’s total of 176/7, bolstered by Virat Kohli’s 76, was just enough to edge out South Africa, who finished at 169/8.

The South African chase seemed on track to victory until the 16th over when Heinrich Klaasen threatened to take the game away from India. However, the Indian bowlers, led by Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, and Arshdeep Singh, held their nerves and delivered under pressure. Their combined efforts ensured a memorable win, sealing Rohit Sharma’s final T20 International match on a high note.

Following the match, Rohit Sharma announced his retirement from T20 Internationals. “That was my last game as well. Honestly, I have enjoyed it since the time I started playing this format. There is no better time to say goodbye to this format. I have loved every moment of it. I started my India career playing this format. This is what I wanted to do – win the Cup and say goodbye,” Rohit stated, amid applause and encouragement from reporters and fans urging him to continue.

In addition to Rohit, Virat Kohli also announced his retirement from T20Is, making the victory even more poignant as it marked the end of an era for two of India’s greatest cricketers in the shortest format of the game.

India’s win in Barbados not only brought joy to millions of fans but also highlighted the country’s cricketing prowess. With this victory, India ended an 11-year wait for a T20 World Cup title, and with the depth of talent in the squad, the future looks promising for many more such triumphs.

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