Celebrating Team India’s 2024 T20 World Cup Victory: A Hero’s Welcome

Team India T20 World Cup 2024 victory parade

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a special event at his residence, 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, to honor Team India, champions of the 2024 T20 World Cup. Despite heavy rain and tight security, enthusiastic fans eagerly awaited the team’s arrival. The Prime Minister treated them to a breakfast meeting, rolling out the red carpet to celebrate their victory.

T20 World Cup 2024 India champions

During the gathering, the players encircled the Prime Minister. Captain Rohit Sharma sat to his right, with head coach Rahul Dravid on his left. Vice-captain Hardik Pandya and star batsman Virat Kohli, alongside bowler Jasprit Bumrah, occupied seats nearby. After spending nearly two hours with PM Modi, the team returned to their hotel. At the airport, hundreds of supporters braved the weather, holding up signs and flags to welcome the victorious squad.

Team India PM Modi reception

The celebrations continued with dancing, multiple cakes, and exuberant fans lining the streets, showcasing why cricket is deeply cherished in India. Even the tired players joined in the festive spirit upon arriving at their hotel from the airport.

“We’ve waited 13 years for this moment. The team has made us proud by clinching the World Cup,” exclaimed a fan who had been waiting since the early hours, recalling India’s last World Cup triumph in 2011.

Team India Flight from Barbados to Delhi

After their triumph in Barbados, the team faced delays due to Hurricane Beryl, staying put in their hotel until BCCI secretary Jay Shah arranged a special charter flight. The Air India special flight, named AIC24WC, finally landed in Delhi after a non-stop 16-hour journey from Barbados.

Heavy security was in place at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, but it did little to dampen the enthusiastic cheers of fans holding up posters of their favorite players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Rahul Dravid.

Celebrating T20 World Cup victory

Next on the agenda is an open bus victory parade starting at 5 PM, followed by a felicitation ceremony at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. This event holds special significance for Rohit Sharma, a 37-year-old Mumbaikar and a beloved figure in the city.

Seventeen years ago, a similar roadshow celebrated Dhoni’s team after they defeated Pakistan in the inaugural 2007 World T20 final in South Africa, marking a historic moment in Mumbai’s cricketing history.

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