Virat Kohli asks Rajeev Shukla to step aside to let Rohit Sharma come in front
By SMCS - Jul 5, 2024 1:29 pm
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Star India batter Virat Kohli once again made headlines during the victory bus parade of the Indian team in Mumbai. The Indian team returned from Barbados and landed in Delhi on July 4 as well. Then they met up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi, after which they reached Mumbai for the celebrations as well.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli

However, then they were part of a parade from Marine Drive to the Wankhede Stadium. As a huge crowd gathered to see the Indian team celebrate, Virat Kohli was seen asking Rajeev Shukla to come behind and make way for Rohit Sharma as both lifted the title in celebration as well. Notably, both Rohit and Kohli announced their retirements from T20I cricket after India returned champions from Barbados as the T20 World Cup winners.

However,  speaking of Rohit Sharma losing control over his emotions, Virat Kohli came forward to say that this was the first time in 15 years that he had seen Rohit get this emotional and expressed as he knew that the World Cup final would be his final T20I match as well.

“This is the first time in 15 years that I have seen Rohit show so much emotion. When we were climbing those steps (at Kensington Oval) he was crying and I was crying,” Kohli said at the Wankhede Stadium. “I hope we (Rohit and I) have carried the burden and no better to bring it (trophy) back here (Wankhede), Halfway through the game I knew, it was time to let the next generation take over,” He added.