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“For me, the POTM was…..”- Sunil Gavaskar snubbed Jasprit Bumrah, picks his choice for Player of the Tournament in T20 World Cup 2024

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Sunil Gavaskar picks Rohit Sharma as his Player of the Tournament for T20 World Cup 2024

Team India won the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 after defeating South Africa in the final. The Indian team finally ended their ICC trophy drought and became the new World T20 Champions. Rohit Sharma was only the fourth Indian captain to lead the nation to their fourth ICC title. It was a complete team effort by the team, and everyone chipped in with their performances.

Virat Kohli, who was having a poor tournament, scored a valuable 76 off 59 in the final to take India to a respective total, and the bowling unit led by Jasprit Bumrah did the damage later on. India registered a 7-run win, and Virat was named Man of the Match, while Jasprit Bumrah won Player of the Tournament for his brilliant performances. The ace pacer performed consistently throughout the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

Sunil Gavaskar picks Rohit Sharma as his Player of the Tournament for T20 World Cup 2024

After the game, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Ravindra Jadeja announced their T20I retirements. Rohit was the top scorer for India in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. He scored 257 runs in nine innings at an average of 36.71 and a strike rate of 156.70, with three half-centuries.

Meanwhile, Bumrah ended up taking 15 wickets at an incredible economy rate of 4.17. It was the lowest in the tournament. Bumrah also bowled a brilliant spell of 2/18 in the final and changed the game. However, Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar feels that someone else other than Bumrah deserves the Player of the Tournament award.

Sunil Gavaskar picks Rohit Sharma as his Player of the Tournament for T20 World Cup 2024
"For me, the POTM was....."- Sunil Gavaskar snubbed Jasprit Bumrah, picks his choice for Player of the Tournament in T20 World Cup 2024 2

In an interview with Sports Today, he was asked about a standout performer for India; he didn’t pick Bumrah. He praised the pacer but said that the Indian captain was the standout performer for his individual performance and captaincy.

Gavaskar said, “Jasprit Bumrah, who absolutely totally deserved to be the ‘Player of the Tournament’, the main man running the show, was Rohit Sharma. So Rohit’s captaincy is something that has to be admired because never once during tense situations did his body language go down.”

The Indian legend elaborated that Rohit handled everything pretty well, which led India to lift the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 title. Team India reached home on Thursday, and they had a grand welcome from the fans, who gathered in massive numbers to attend the victory parade on Marine Drive.

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