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'This World Cup Was For...': Kuldeep Yadav's Touching Tribute To Captain Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma alongside hi daughter and Virat Kohli [X]
Rohit Sharma alongside hi daughter and Virat Kohli [X]

The Indian cricket team captured the T20 World Cup after 17-years. Led by a fearless leader in Rohit Sharma, the Men in Blue went undefeated throughout the tournament, and won their second-ever T20 World title.

The Indian team played an aggressive brand of cricket, and a lot of credit goes to Rohit, who instilled this belief in the team. 

Kuldeep's tribute to Rohit, Virat, and Jadeja

Spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who was an integral member of the World Cup winning squad dedicated the trophy to Rohit, who retired from T20Is after India won the mega event.

“This World Cup was for him, the way he planned and the way he loved this team. The intent and approach that he used to talk about in team meetings, he implemented that in the tournament while batting, led from the front. So this trophy is for him,” Kuldeep told Sports Today.

Not only Rohit, but it was also the end of Virat Kohli's T20I career. The Indian stalwart, who is the second-highest run-getter in T20Is announced his retirement during the post-match ceremony after the finals. Ravindra Jadeja followed them soon and hang his boots in the T20I format a day after India won the T20 World Cup.

Not only Rohit, but Kuldeep also gave a touching tribute to both Kohli and Jadeja.

“In the final Virat bhai hit the 70-odd runs, won the player of the match. I am sure he will be very happy with his career in the T20 format, same for Rohit bhai. Jadeja as well, he played such brilliant cricket over the years,” he said.

The Indian spinner was benched for the group stage matches, but he showed his magic in the Super 8 and the knockout matches, by picking up 10 wickets.