From 2007 to 2024: Rohit Sharma and Shakib Al Hasan's T20 World Cup legacy continues | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Rohit Sharma And Shakib Al Hasan are ready to continue their remarkable journey in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024, being the only players to have participated in every edition of the tournament since its creation in 2007.
These two cricket legends, who achieved their T20 world Cup debuted in the first edition in South Africa, were pivotal figures in the evolution of Cricket T20.
Both Rohit and Shakib made memorable debuts in the 2007 tournament, showcasing their talent and paving the way for their illustrious careers. Rohit Sharma, known for his stylish batting and strategic acumen, has been the cornerstone of India's T20 World Cup campaigns. Over the eight editions, he has accumulated 963 runs in 39 matches at an average of 34.39 and a strike rate of 127.88, with nine half-centuries to his name.
Shakib Al Hasan was equally influential for Bangladesh, excelling as both a batsman and a bowler. He scored 742 runs in 36 matches at an average of 23.93 and a strike rate of 122.44, including three half-centuries. Shakib is also the leading wicket-taker in T20 World Cup history, with 47 wickets, significantly ahead of second-placed Shahid Afridi.who has 39 wickets in 34 matches.

Both players made notable returns for this edition of the T20 World Cup.
Rohit Sharma returns to the Indian T20I team after a gap of two years and will lead the team, bringing his vast experience and leadership qualities. Shakib, after being sidelined due to an eye injury, made a successful return to the Bangladesh team in May during the bilateral series against Zimbabwe.
India are in Group A for the 2024 T20 World Cup, alongside arch-rivals Pakistan, co-hosts USA, Canada and Ireland.
Bangladesh are in Group D, facing South Africa, Sri Lanka, Netherlands and Nepal.

Both teams will rely on their seasoned veterans Rohit and Shakib to guide them through the group stages and into the knockout stages.
The presence of Rohit Sharma and Shakib Al Hasan at every T20 World Cup is a testament to their enduring talent and resilience. As they prepare for another campaign, their performances will be crucial for their teams and add a new chapter to their storied careers.

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