India's vice-captain in white-ball formats, Rohit Sharma, has shared an inspiring message on social media on Wednesday to motivate the national team leading to the T20 World Cup taking place in UAE and Oman, starting October 17. The right-handed batsman took to Instagram to share the T20 World Cup trophy lifting picture of the Indian team from the year 2007, when alongside other boys, Rohit was also young, 20 years old to be precise.
Notably, the date was September 24 when India won the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup by defeating arch-rivals Pakistan by 5 runs in a thrilling final. The Men in Blue entered the tournament as underdogs led by MS Dhoni, but put up a sensational show to bag the trophy. The win in the final was preceded by an amazing victory over Australia in the semi-final of the event.
Each one of us is going to give everything to repeat history: Rohit
Recalling the feat, Rohit highlighted how the team never gave up despite several setbacks in the 14 years since the World Cup glory. "Sep 24th, 2007, Johannesburg. The day when a billion dreams came true... Who would have thought back then that a relatively inexperienced, young team like ours would end up creating history!! It's been 14 years since, we've come a long way, we've created many more histories, we've had our setbacks, we struggled, but it didn't break our spirits. Because we never give up. We give it all!!!" wrote Rohit on Instagram.
"This @icc #T20WorldCup each one of us is going to give everything to repeat history. We're coming for it, the trophy is ours. India, let's make it happen. I am #InItToWinIt," he added.
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Rohit likely to be India's captain in shortest format after T20 World Cup 2021
Given that India's current T20I skipper Virat Kohli has decided to step down from the role after the T20 World Cup 2021, Rohit seems to be the frontrunner to fill the vacant spot. Several cricket pundits and former players have already batted in favour of the batting veteran in the past to take over the reigns from Kohli.