Team India Felicitated At Wankhede, Sea Of Fans Greet World Champions


Mumbai: The Indian team crossed the ocean of fans who came in to celebrate their T20 World Cup success, and arrived at the Wankhede Stadium to continue the night of celebration. A sea of fans at Wankhede Stadium, were eagerly waiting with bated breath to give a red carpet welcome to the world champions.

The Rohit Sharma-led T20 World Cup champion squad began their victory parade from Marine Drive to Wankhede Stadium on Thursday, bringing the city to a halt as thousands of fans gathered to greet the ‘Men in Blue’.


  • ‘Team India arrives at the Taj hotel in Mumbai after the victory parade.

  • Team India leaves from Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

  • Speaking a the BCCI felicitation function at the Wankhede Stadium Virat Kohli said, “Rohit and I, we’ve been trying this for so long. We always wanted to win a World Cup. Bringing the trophy back to Wankhede is a very special feeling. We have been playing for the last 15 years and this is the first time, I’ve seen Rohit so emotional – he was crying, I was crying, a hug between both of us, I will never forget that day.”
  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) awarded the World Cup-winning Indian cricket team a grand prize of INR 125 crore in recognition of their stellar performance. The prize money, announced earlier by BCCI Secretary Jay Shah, was officially handed over to the team led by Rohit Sharma.

  • After their arrival at the Wankhede Stadium, the Indian cricket players danced to the tunes of dhol at the event, which is being held here after their victory parade.

  • The Indian team’s open bus has finally reached the Wankhede Stadium, where the players will be felicitated in a celebratory event expected to last around 30 minutes.

  • Team India leaves from Mumbai airport. They will have their victory parade in the city, shortly.

  • The Indian team’s open bus encountered an unexpected delay en route to NCPA to pick up Rohit Sharma and his teammates. As a result, the start of the victory parade is likely to be delayed.

  • The Maharashtra Cricket Association has made an exciting announcement for cricket fans eager to celebrate India’s World Cup triumph at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Fans will enjoy free entry through Gates no. 2, 3, and 4 of the iconic stadium.

  • Earlier, the Rohit Sharma led squad met PM Narendra Modi at his residence.
  • Around 6:05 AM in the morning on Thursday, a chartered Air India flight carrying the T20 world champions landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. At 7:00 AM, the Indian Team led by walked out of the airport and boarded the bus.
  • Hundreds of fans thronged to the airport braving the weather to showcase their love and support for the Indian Team for their historic win at the T20 World Championship. The fans held placards of their favourite heroes and waved the national flag with full zeal and vigour and extended a hearty welcome to the victorious team that defeated South Africa by seven runs in the final in Bridgetown on Saturday last week.

India ended a 13-year ICC World Cup trophy drought with victory in the final, defeating South Africa by seven runs on June 29.

(Image: BCCI)

Virat Kohli’s 76 helped India reach 176/7 while Hardik Pandya (3/20) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/18) helped India restrict Proteas to 169/8 despite Heinrich Klaasen’s 52 in just 27 balls. Bumrah, who got 15 scalps throughout the tournament at a stunning economy rate of 4.17, got the ‘Player of the Tournament’ honours.

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