PM Modi Calls Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid After Winning India’s T20 World Cup


After the Men in Blue defeated South Africa by seven runs in the T20 World Cup 2024 final on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attempted to personally phone Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Rahul Dravid to congratulate them. Following their victories in Barbados, both Rohit and Virat declared their retirements from the game’s shortest format. This was when PM Modi made his calls. It was, however, also Dravid’s final game as India’s head coach.

In the tournament final, Kohli, who was a rising star 17 years ago, hit his first fifty of the season with a stylish 76 off 59 balls that included two sixes and six fours to lead India to a respectable 176/7. Then, as they had done the entire tournament, the Indian bowlers, led by Arshdeep Singh (2/20) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/18), performed their magic, restricting South Africa to 169/8.

Modi informed Kohli that T20 cricket will miss the batting powerhouse, just like any other fan in the nation. Greetings, @imVkohli I’m happy to have talked to you. You have done a fantastic job anchoring Indian batting, much like the final innings. In every aspect of the game, you have excelled. Although I’m sure you’ll continue to inspire the next generation of players, T20 Cricket will miss you,” he remarked.