Soumya Prakash Pradhan

India defeated Australia in their final Super 8 match in Saint Lucia during the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, securing their spot in the semi-finals. 

This marks the fifth time in nine editions that the initial champions have reached the semi-finals consecutively. 

In this crucial match, Rohit Sharma showcased his ‘Hitman’ persona brilliantly on Monday, captivating fans and outwitting the Australian bowlers. 

As captain, Rohit once again demonstrated why he is highly respected in the cricket world, turning a formidable Australian bowling attack into mere spectators. 

He smashed eight sixes and seven fours, accumulating 92 runs off just 41 balls, setting the stage for India’s convincing 24-run victory and entry into the semi-finals of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

Rohit’s spectacular performance ignited celebrations among Indian cricket fans, who flooded social media with memes and tributes to the Hitman’s masterclass.

Here are a couple of examples:

One user shared a clip of Pankaj Tripathi visibly emotional, captioned with: “World cup jeetne ki Hope jaag gayi. Thank you Rohit sharma. 🥺"

Another user posted an image of Rohit Sharma from the last match, writing: “When my son asks who Rohit Sharma was in the future, I’ll show him this picture.”

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