What happened in cricket on June 29, 2024? – Check here

The one-month long ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 finally culminated with India lifting the title. The Rohit Sharma-led side beat South Africa by seven runs to lift their second T20 World Cup title and end their 11-year-long trophy drought at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. Moreover, with this Rahul Dravid completed his stint as Team India head coach and the likes of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli also called curtains to their T20I career.

In this article, we will go through all the big news that took place on Saturday, June 29. 

Major cricket events that happened on Saturday, June 29

India Women vs South Africa Women One-Off Test: Day 2

Led by Marizanne Kapp’s gritty 69, South Africa at Stumps on Day 2 placed themselves in a decent position. The Protea Women have posted 236/4 after 72 overs with Nadine de Klerk (27) and Marizanne Kapp in the middle. They trail by 367 runs. Notably, earlier on Day 2, India posted highest-ever Test score and then declared the inning.

India defeat South Africa by seven runs to win T20 World Cup 2024

India defeated South Africa to win the T20 World Cup 2024 and their 11-year ICC trophy drought. After a decent batting effort, it was the Indian pacer who helped the side register a seven-run win and take home the trophy. This is also India’s second T20 World Cup title as they won the inaugural tournament in 2007.

Rohit Sharma announces retirement from T20 Internationals 

India captain Rohit Sharma, who became only the second Indian captain to win T20 World Cup announced retirement right after winning the trophy. After announcement, Rohit Sharma joined Virat Kohli, who also announced that he will not be seen playing T20 Internationals for India again.

Virat Kohli retires from T20Is after winning T20 World Cup 2024

Indian batting great Virat Kohli announced retirement from T20I cricket after winning the T20 World Cup 2024. Kohli was named the Player of the Match in the final of the 2024 World Cup as he scored a brilliant 76 in 59 balls with six fours and two sixes. This knock ensured India posted a 176-run total which they defeated in thrilling fashion.

Rahul Dravid recalls fondest memories during India coaching tenure

Ahead of his last assignment in the head coach role of the Indian cricket team in the final of the T20 World Cup 2024 against South Africa, Rahul Dravid spoke exclusively to the BCCI website about his coaching journey. The 51-year-old stated that his fondest memories during the head coach tenure include the connections and friendships that he has built.

Rohit will jump into Barbados ocean if he loses: Ganguly

The high-voltage ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 final between India and South Africa is scheduled for Saturday at the Kensington Oval Barbados. Ahead of the championship match, India legend Sourav Ganguly praised captain Rohit Sharma and made a hilarious claim about the 37-year-old, who will be desperate to end India’s 11-year ICC title drought.

Rohit Sharma is like iron fist in velvet glove: Nasser Hussain

Former England skipper Nasser Hussain lauded Indian skipper Rohit Sharma and his captaincy skills. The former England great said that Rohit is the perfect balance of caution and aggression, unlike Virat Kohli, who has always been aggressive. He also commented about Sharma’s bond with junior players as well as the atmosphere he has created in the Indian cricket team.

You can get coaches but not Jos Buttlers: Michael Atherton

Former England captain Michael Atherton spoke about captain Jos Buttler and coach Matthew Mott’s futures in white ball cricket after an unsuccessful T20 World Cup 2024 campaign. Earlier, England failed to defend ODI World Cup last year in India. Speaking about, Buttler and Mott’s future, Atherton said that while you can get coaches, there are not many Jos Buttlers around. 

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