Rohit Sharma’s stats and achievements after T20I retirement

The Indian Cricket Team on Saturday successfully defeated Aiden Markram’s South Africa in the all-important Final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 by a small margin of seven runs and became just the third team after England and West Indies to lift the T20 World Cup Trophy for the second time since the tournament’s inaugural edition in 2007.

This was the Men in Blue’s second T20 World Cup triumph since 2007 and all fans were really happy and busy celebrating India’s win. However, the celebrations were cut short as the senior duo of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli announced their retirement from the shortest format of the game after helping their side lift their second T20 World Cup trophy.

In the post-match presentation, Indian team captain Rohit Sharma made the announcement of his retirement.

“This was the T20 International match of my career for the Indian Cricket Team. No better moment than this to bid farewell to T20i Cricket. I have enjoyed and loved each and every moment of my T20 International career. I made my International debut in this format and I wanted to end it on a good note by winning the T20 World Cup trophy.

“I wanted to win this trophy badly. It’s very hard for me to put this title victory in words. I was really desperate to win this trophy as the captain of the Indian Cricket Team and I am happy that we crossed the line in the end,” Rohit said during the post-match presentation.

Sharma exits from the shortest format of the game as the highest run getter – 4,231 runs in 159 games and even holds the record of scoring the highest number of centuries (five) by a single player. He has lifted the T20 World Cup trophy twice in career: the inaugural 2007 one as player under the leadership of MS Dhoni and now as a skipper in 2024.

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Rohit Sharma (Image from @X)

The Mumbai based Cricketer began his International Career as a player in T20 Internationals and ended his career in the format as a title winning captain. The 37 year old is regarded as one of the best batters in the world and he is well known for introducing the Cricket world to the extremely special front foot pull shot which Rohit plays at will.

The pull shot is played on the back foot, but Sharma introduced a new-version of the shot by playing it on the front foot and not towards the usual square leg and third man regions but towards the mid-wicket region.

While Rohit has managed to score five classy T20 International centuries in his career, the Indian skipper played one of the most important and clutch knocks of his career in the Super eight encounter of the 2024 T20 World Cup against 2021 winners Australia. The opener played an incredible knock of 92 runs in just 41 deliveries which consisted of eight huge sixes and seven good looking fours. He also holds the record of smashing 200 huge sixes in T20i Cricket, a record which may be unbreakable for the foreseeable future.

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Rohit Sharma & Virat Kohli | Pic: X (BCCI)

Rohit Sharma’s T20 International career stats:

Matches Played: 159

Runs Scored: 4,231 runs

Half Centuries: 32

Centuries: 5

Strike Rate: 140.89

Average: 32.05

Highest Score: 121*

Rohit Sharma’s records in T20 Internationals:

  • Rohit Sharma ended his T20 International career as the highest run getter in the format – 4,231 runs in 159 games.
  • Rohit Sharma has scored the second-highest number of half centuries after Virat Kohli in T20 Internationals (32).
  • Rohit has participated in 159 T20i games, the most by any player in the shortest format of the game.
  • Rohit has smashed five centuries in T20 internationals, which is the most by any player.
  • Rohit also holds the record of hitting the highest number of sixes in the shortest format of the game (200).

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