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The fans wanted the trophy back in India, I am lucky to have the chance to captain this unit: Rohit Sharma

The fans wanted the trophy back in India, I am lucky to have the chance to captain this unit: Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma. (Source – Getty Images)

India captain Rohit Sharma thanked all the supporters of Indian cricket after success in the T20 World Cup. Thousands of fans turned up at Marine Drive and Wankhede Stadium during India’s victory parade, after which, Rohit thanked everyone and stated that the fans wanted the trophy back in India and the players were fortunate enough to get the job done.

The 37-year-old added that the team is extremely special and he feels lucky to lead this unit. Notably, under Rohit, India qualified for the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2022 but lost to England by 10 wickets. In 2023, they played in the finals of the World Test Championship and ODI World Cup but lost to Australia on both occasions.

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The skipper and the senior players were eventually desperate to win a major trophy and upon achieving that, Rohit was elated and stated that he was happy to bring an ICC trophy back to India after 11 long years.

“On behalf of my team and the BCCI, I would like to thank the fans! Ever since we have reached India, we have seen how much it means to them. For the last 11 years, they have wanted the trophy back in India! As much desperation we had to win the trophy, the fans had it a bit more. This team is special and I am lucky to have the chance to captain this unit,” Rohit was quoted as saying by The Hindu.

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Like Rohit, Virat Kohli too understands the emotions of winning a World Cup. During the celebration, the star India batter stated that he failed the understand the emotions of the senior players in 2011 but now he gets it.

“When we won the World Cup in 2011, there were a lot of tears among the seniors and I couldn’t understand. I was young and we had won the World Cup. But now, being a senior player, with Rohit besides, after playing for so long, it is special. This is the first time I have seen Rohit show so much emotion on the field. When I was walking up the steps, I was crying, he was crying and we hugged. That is a special moment,” Kohli said.

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