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Ro-Ko moments: 3 times when Rohit Sharma & Virat Kohli stood up for each other

Ro-Ko moments: 3 times when Rohit Sharma & Virat Kohli stood up for each other

When it comes to good days or bad ones, it looks like the Ro-Ko bond is as strong as glue, which is never going to separate.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, we can’t find better batters than them. It’s right to say that we can’t find a better cricket duo either. Both are stalwarts of Indian cricket and have taken the Indian cricket team to great heights with their impressive performances over the years. Recently, we witnessed their bond after Team India won the T20 World Cup 2024 final in Barbados against South Africa.

There have been numerous pictures of the duo celebrating the T20 World Cup victory. Both showcases their brotherly love. Although this isn’t the first time we’ve seen their support for each other, there have been occasions where they backed each other up.

It’s true that there have been several reports claiming they had a strained relationship, but ultimately, those reports were proven wrong. Since their friendship is once again the talk of the town, let’s take a look at three ‘Ro-Ko’ moments where they backed each other.

Top 3 Perfect RO-KO Moments

Celebrated T20 World Cup 2024 Victory

After a 17-year wait, India clinched their second T20 World Cup trophy, previously won in 2007. We witnessed a flood of emotions from the players after their victory in this mega event. Post-game, they embraced each other and posed many pictures together, and these images stormed social media. Rightly to say, they have now become memorabilia for many Indian cricket fans.

Rohit Sharma’s mother even shared an edited picture showing both Ro-KO and Rohit’s daughter on his shoulders. It’s noteworthy that both players announced their retirement from T20I cricket on the same day as their trophy win.

Backing each other on bad days

Not just during happy phases, even in tough times, they stood for each other. Two scenarios come to mind, first, in 2021, during the T20 World Cup in the UAE. Rohit Sharma was out of form, and Virat Kohli was captaining. India suffered a massive loss against Pakistan by 10 wickets, their first in an ICC T20 World Cup against their arch-rivals.

After the game, when Virat was asked if he would drop Rohit Sharma, the former skipper quickly replied, ‘Will you drop Rohit Sharma? It’s a very bold question. What do you think, sir?’ The former captain was seen backing the ‘Hitman’ during his rough patch.

Now, cut to 2022, when Virat Kohli was going through a run drought and struggling to make an impact. There was buzz around whether the ‘run machine’ was losing its touch. But during the England tour, we saw Rohit Sharma backing Virat Kohli. When asked if he would drop Virat Kohli from T20Is, Rohit said, ‘Nothing can beat Virat Kohli’s experience. We have full faith in Virat Kohli’s abilities and his contributions to the team’.

Make a way for Ro-KO bike ride!

Whether it’s about backing on bad days or celebrating good days, there is no doubt they are always there for each other. In the year 2010, a photo was taken that, although taken a long time ago, remains fresh in everyone’s memory. It is one of the most important photos showcasing their friendship. Rohit Sharma was seen handling a motorbike with Virat Kohli sitting behind, both enjoying a playful ride after defeating Bangladesh by six wickets during the Asia Cup cricket match in Dambulla, Sri Lanka.

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