Arshdeep Singh opens up about the bhangra duet with Virat Kohli after T20 World Cup win

Jul 6, 2024

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India’s thrilling seven-run victory over South Africa in the 2024 T20 World Cup final in Barbados was a momentous occasion for the cricket-loving nation. After years of waiting, the Indian team finally ended their ICC trophy drought, and the celebrations that followed were nothing short of electrifying. 

The bhangra dance revelation

One of the most memorable moments from the post-match festivities was the sight of veteran Virat Kohli and young sensation Arshdeep breaking into a lively Bhangra dance on the pitch, joined by teammates Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj, and Rinku Singh.

According to Arshdeep Singh in an interview given to The Indian Express, the impromptu Bhangra dance was a spontaneous expression of the team’s sheer joy and relief at having won the coveted trophy. “The happiness was just overflowing, and we couldn’t contain our excitement,” the 24-year-old fast bowler revealed.

Coming from the same Punjabi culture the Delhi lad and the young speedster, dancing wasn’t much of a surprise to which Arshdeep added, “The bond with Virat bhai has always been great. Same Punjabi culture, he also loves to shake his leg. The DJ was playing a perfect song (I can’t remember it now), the timing was perfect and we started doing bhangra.”

Virat Kohli’s crucial knock and announcement

Kohli, who played a crucial 76-run knock to help India post a competitive 176/7 in the final, had earlier announced his retirement from T20 internationals, making the victory all the more special for the former Indian captain. “This was my last T20 game playing for India. We wanted to lift that cup,” Kohli said in the post-match presentation.

Also READ: Mohammed Siraj receives rousing welcome in Hyderabad after India’s T20 World Cup victory

The cherished moment went viral

The Bhangra dance, set to the iconic Punjabi song “Tunak Tunak Tun” by Daler Mehndi, perfectly encapsulated the team’s infectious energy and camaraderie. Kohli, known for his intensity on the field, was seen letting loose and embracing the celebratory mood, much to the delight of the fans.

Virat Kohli, Siraj and Arshdeep Singh dancing after winning World Cup

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The video of the Bhangra celebration quickly went viral on social media, with fans and cricket enthusiasts around the world applauding the team’s infectious display of happiness. It was a moment that will be etched in the memories of Indian cricket fans for years to come, a fitting end to a tournament that had seen the Indian team overcome various challenges and emerge victorious.

Also READ: Reason why Virat Kohli boarded flight for London soon after Team India’s victory parade

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