Updated May 28th, 2024 at 22:24 IST

'This is the last chance for Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli': Kaif's stark reminder ahead of T20 WC

Former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif issued a gentle reminder about Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli's prospects of winning the World Cup.

Mohammed Kaif, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma | Image:ANI/AP
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Former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif issued a gentle reminder about Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli's prospects of winning the World Cup. Kaif noted that this might be the final opportunity for these stalwarts of Indian cricket to secure a World Cup trophy in the white-ball format. The star players will participate in the upcoming T20 World Cup, which begins on June 2, co-hosted by the USA and West Indies.

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Mohammed Kaif on Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli

Kaif highlighted the reality that age is a significant factor in Kohli and Rohit's chances of competing for another major tournament victory.

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"Rohit Sharma knows he isn't going to play for too long now. Just two to three years more. Same with Virat Kohli," Kaif told Star Sports.

“So this is the last chance for Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. They lost the World Cup final in Ahmedabad. They played as if they had the cup snatched away from them. Hearts were broken and fans were devastated.”

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The 37-year-old Rohit Sharma and 35-year-old Virat Kohli are set to embark on their quest to help India win the T20 World Cup. The star duo returned to T20 cricket after a 14-month hiatus for a three-match series against Afghanistan. Their last T20I appearance was in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup against England on November 10, 2022.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli gave their all during the ODI World Cup final, ending as the top two run-scorers of the tournament. Despite their efforts, India fell short of World Cup glory, losing to Australia in the final at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on November 19.

 

 

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Published May 28th, 2024 at 22:15 IST