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India skipper Rohit Sharma recreates Lionel Messi’s famous photo with T20 World Cup trophy

India skipper Rohit Sharma recreates Lionel Messi’s famous photo with T20 World Cup trophy

Following the historic T20 World Cup 2024 win, Rohit Sharma has called curtains on his T20I career

In a heartwarming and relatable moment that resonated with fans across the globe, Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma recreated Lionel Messi’s iconic pose with the World Cup trophy. The skipper got his hands to the much awaited T20 World Cup after India defeated South Africa in a nerve-racking final at Kensington Oval in Barbados.

Rohit Sharma recreated Lionel Messi’s photo with World Cup

After India’s remarkable victory in the T20 World Cup 2024, a photograph emerged showing Rohit lying in bed, cradling the T20 World Cup trophy. The image instantly evoked memories of Messi’s triumphant celebration with the FIFA World Cup trophy last year.

Rohit’s gesture not only echoed Messi’s emotions but also showed the befitting end of years of hard work and dedication. Just as Messi’s long and illustrious career reached it in lifting the FIFA World Cup, Rohit’s leadership led India to their second T20 World Cup title, ending an 11-year drought for international silverware.

India win T20 World Cup after 17 years

India set a record target of 177 in a T20 World Cup final, thanks to Virat Kohli’s impressive 76-run innings. Despite losing wickets, Kohli anchored the innings and accelerated in the final overs. Shivam Dube added a crucial 27-run cameo, helping India reach 176.

In their defense, India took wickets, but Quinton de Kock and Tristan Stubbs kept South Africa in contention. Heinrich Klaasen’s explosive batting almost turned the game in the Proteas’ favor. However, India’s brilliant death bowling led to the crucial wickets of Klaasen, de Kock, and David Miller. Ultimately, India held their nerve and secured a seven-run victory, clinching their second T20 World Cup title.

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