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Rohit Sharma updates profile picture with tricolour flag installation moment in Barbados | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Rohit Sharma‘s act of installing the Indian tricolour flag on the field in Barbados became an iconic moment following India’s thrilling seven-run triumph over South Africa in the T20 World Cup final. This gesture by the Indian skipper captured the essence of the team’s historic achievement.
As a tribute to this momentous occasion, Rohit decided to make the image of him installing the national flag at the Kensington Oval his profile picture on his X (formerly Twitter) account.The photograph encapsulates the pride and joy felt by the entire nation as India clinched the prestigious title.

The 37-year-old Rohit has decided to bid farewell to T20 cricket following his remarkable achievement of becoming the third Indian skipper to secure a global title, joining the ranks of the iconic Kapil Dev and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Under Rohit’s captaincy, India showcased their dominance by winning 10 consecutive matches, propelling them to the finals of both the World Test Championship and the ODI World Cup in the previous year. However, despite their impressive streak, the team fell short in the ultimate showdown of each tournament.
Rohit will also continue to lead India in the ODI and Test formats BCCI secretary Jay Shah said on Sunday.
“The next stage is the WTC final and the Champions Trophy. I have full faith in Rohit Sharma’s captaincy, that we will be the champions in both these tournaments,” secretary Shah said in a video message.
Rohit revealed who suggested him to dance his way to the dais to collect the World Cup trophy during the team’s interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the breakfast meeting.
“It was such a big moment for us. We had been waiting for this for so long. The players suggested just don’t walk up to the stage in a usual way and attempt something different,” Rohit said.
To which the PM asked whether the idea came from Yuzvendra Chahal, triggering a burst of laughter.
“It was idea of Chahal and Kuldeep (Yadav),” responded Rohit.

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