Rohit Sharma Reveals His Retirement Plans Ahead Of T20 World Cup 2024

Mumbai: Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma has set his sights on winning the upcoming T20 World Cup and the ICC World Test Championship final in 2025, putting retirement rumours to bed.

Currently playing the IPL 2024 season with the Mumbai Indians, Rohit is focused on honing his batting skills in preparation for the marquee T20 event later this year. At 36, talks of retirement have swirled around the star batsman. However, Rohit remains hungry for international success.

In a recent interview on “Breakfast With Champions,” Rohit addressed the retirement speculation, stating his unwavering desire to win major tournaments for India. “Retirement hasn’t crossed my mind,” he said. “As long as I’m performing well, I’ll keep playing for a few more years. Winning the World Cup is a big priority, and hopefully, India qualifies for the WTC final in 2025.”

The interview also saw Rohit reflect on India’s heartbreaking loss to Australia in the 2023 ODI World Cup final. After remaining undefeated throughout the tournament, India fell short against Pat Cummins’ men, once again leaving an ICC event empty-handed.

“The 50-over World Cup is the pinnacle event for me,” Rohit said. “We grew up watching that format. The disappointment was even greater because it was at home, in front of our fans. We played brilliantly up until the final.”

Rohit acknowledged India’s unexpected defeat, attributing it to an off-day rather than poor performance. “We couldn’t pinpoint a single factor that led to the loss,” he said. “We felt we covered all bases and were playing well. Confidence was high. Everyone has bad days, and unfortunately, that was ours in the final. We didn’t play terribly, but Australia edged us out.”

With the T20 World Cup and the WTC final on the horizon, Rohit Sharma remains a vital part of the team. His hunger for international glory ensures his focus remains firmly on the pitch, not on retirement.

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