WATCH: BCCI handover INR 125 crore cheque to T20 World Cup champion Indian team

Jul 4, 2024

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Mumbai’s iconic Marine Drive was transformed into a sea of blue as thousands of enthusiastic fans gathered to celebrate the Indian cricket team’s T20 World Cup victory. The open-top bus parade was a spectacle of joy and pride. Fans lined the streets, their flashlights creating a mesmerizing visual as the bus slowly made its way along the 1.5-kilometer route. The atmosphere was electric, with chants of victory and patriotism echoing through the crowd. Despite a slight delay due to the team’s flight and the bustling activity at the airport, the parade was a resounding success, with Marine Drive packed with jubilant supporters.

Felicitation at Wankhede Stadium after the end of victory parade

The parade culminated at the iconic Wankhede Stadium, where a grand felicitation event awaited the team. The stadium was filled to capacity, with fans and dignitaries eager to honor the team’s outstanding achievement. The players, adorned with their medals and the championship trophy, received a hero’s welcome. Speeches, cheers, and applause filled the air as the team was celebrated for their hard-fought victory. This event marked a momentous occasion in Indian cricket, bringing immense pride and joy to millions of supporters across the country.

Star players give inspiring speeches

Following the grand entrance, the audience was treated to inspiring speeches from Indian captain Rohit Sharma, star batter Virat Kohli, and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah. Each player shared their thoughts on the journey to victory, expressing gratitude to the fans for their unwavering support. Their words resonated with the crowd, highlighting the unity and determination that drove the team to success.

Also WATCH: Sea of fans cheer T20 World Champion Indian team in their victory parade at Marine Drive

Indian Team receives a cheque of INR 125 crore from the BCCI

In a significant moment during the ceremony, BCCI officials presented the Indian team with a cheque of INR 125 crore. This gesture was a recognition of the team’s hard work and triumph in the T20 World Cup. The presentation of the cheque was met with loud cheers and applause, symbolizing the immense pride and joy of the nation.

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CHAMPIONS!!!!! 💙💙💙💙 pic.twitter.com/OeDlsaxucG

— Vinesh Prabhu (@vlp1994) July 4, 2024

Indian team takes a victory lap

The ceremony concluded with the Indian team taking a victory lap around Wankhede Stadium to the tunes of ‘Vande Mataram.’ This moment brought back nostalgic memories for many fans, reminiscent of the 2011 ODI World Cup when Wankhede sang the same song during the second innings of the match. The victory lap was a fitting end to the celebration, allowing the players to personally thank the fans for their unwavering support and share the joyous moment with them

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