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‘Best farewell we could give’: Hardik Pandya celebrates Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma legacy in Indian cricket

‘Best farewell we could give’: Hardik Pandya celebrates Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma legacy in Indian cricket

Speaking after the match, Hardik Pandya was asked about the plan for 2026 T20 World Cup and the influence the Rohit and Virat's retirement would have on the team.

India lifted the T20 World Cup on Saturday, beating South Africa by seven runs. Adding more emotion to the victory, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma announced their retirement from T20 cricket after the win. Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya hailed Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli as two legends of Indian cricket and said this was the best farewell they could be given.

‘Perfect farewell for Rohit, Virat’

Speaking after the match, Hardik Pandya was asked about the plan for 2026 T20 World Cup and the influence the Rohit and Virat’s retirement would have on the team.

There is a lot of time for 2026. I am very happy for both Rohit and Virat…two giants and legends of Indian cricket thoroughly deserved this. It has been so amazing playing with them for so many years. We all will miss them but at the same point, this is the best farewell we can give them,” Hardik said.

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Hardik Pandya shines in T20 World Cup

With Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli retiring, Hardik is next in line to lead India’s charge in T20Is. Hardik has had an excellent tournament himself. The Indian allrounder scored 144 runs in 8 matches at an average of 48. With the ball, he took 11 wickets at an economy rate of 7.64. He was instrumental in the final as well, taking the wicket of Heinrich Klaasen to turn the game on its head.

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