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From Delhi to Mumbai, celebrations went on for 16 hours to welcome Team India

Published - 5-JUL-2024 5:55 IST | Updated - 5-JUL-2024 5:55 IST

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From Delhi to Mumbai, celebrations went on for 16 hours to welcome Team India

4th July was a memorable day for Indian cricket fans. The T20 World Cup returned home. Team India, which won the first T20 World Cup title in 2007, returned with the trophy for the second time. Then what happened...Indian fans, who were waiting for this trophy for 17 years, came out on the streets from Delhi to Mumbai to welcome their favorite stars. The celebration of this victory lasted for 16 hours.

When Rohit's brigade landed at Delhi airport from Barbados at 6.10 am on Thursday, fans came out in large numbers to welcome them. After this, the team met PM Narendra Modi. Then the team reached Mumbai. Fans stood on the road for 6 hours in the rain at Marine Drive to welcome them. The celebration continued till 10 pm.

The condition of many fans deteriorated during the 16-hour celebration. Some were also injured. Mumbai Police said that 10 fans were taken to the hospital for treatment, out of which two people have been admitted. One has a fracture and the other is having trouble breathing.

Started with respect in Mumbai...BCCI gave 125 crores

BCCI honored the players of World Champion Team India at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Here Board President Rojan Binny and Secretary Jay Shah handed over a cheque of Rs 125 crore to the team. During this, Indian players were seen dancing to the drums at Wankhede.

Rohit saluted Hardik, Dravid said - I will miss this love

Rahul Dravid said, 'What these boys have done is unbelievable. Hard work, resilience, never give up attitude, constantly trying to get better. I will miss this love.

Rohit Sharma said, 'Thank you everyone. It has been fantastic since we came to India. This trophy is for the whole country.' Praised Hardik Pandya's bowling. Said, salute to him. Hardik Pandya reached Wankhede Stadium with the trophy. As soon as he reached the stadium, people chanted 'Hardik...Hardik'.

Jasprit Bumrah said, 'I don't cry after any cricket match, but after that victory, I felt tears coming out of my eyes 2-3 times.'

Virat Kohli said, 'When Rohit was on the stairs, there were tears in my eyes and his. This was the first time I saw him being so emotional. When we won the World Cup in 2011, all the senior players were emotional, I didn't know why they were crying so much. Today, when I won the trophy after so much waiting, I came to know why he was so emotional.'

Virat Kohli took a round of the Wankhede Stadium wrapped in the tricolor.

Victory parade on Mumbai's Marine Drive, lasted for 40 minutes, more than 3 lakh fans arrived

At the felicitation ceremony, Rohit said, 'Mumbai does not disappoint anyone.' The reason for this was that fans started gathering at Marine Drive from 2 pm to welcome Team India. More than 3 lakh people were present on the 3 km long Marine Drive. They climbed on buildings, trees, buses and vehicles.

When the victory parade started here, the Indian star also did not disappoint the fans. Be it Rohit or Virat, Bumrah or Hardik, everyone was dancing with joy in the 48-minute victory parade. They were not able to stop themselves seeing the crowd. Rahul Dravid, who was seen in a serious mood, was also seen chirping with joy. He was greeting people by raising his hand. He hugged Rohit, Virat and Hardik on the open roof bus.

Celebration in New Delhi

The team reached Hotel ITC Maurya from the airport. Here, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya along with captain Rohit Sharma did Bhangra. A special cake was also cut in the hotel. After this, everyone reached the PM residence at 10.46 am. During this, the players gifted a jersey to the PM, on which Namo-1 is written.

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