WATCH: Rohit Sharma’s mother hugs and kisses son in heartwarming moment; skips doctor’s appointment to attend Wankhede ceremony

Jul 5, 2024

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T20 World Cup-winning Team India received a jubilant reception upon their arrival in Mumbai on Thursday. Throngs of fans gathered along Mumbai’s iconic Marine Drive to cheer for the victorious players, who were part of an open-top bus parade. The celebratory atmosphere was electric as supporters celebrated the historic triumph.

Team India felicitated at Wankhede stadium

Following the parade, the Men in Blue were honoured at the Wankhede Stadium. In a grand ceremony, the team was felicitated with a prize money of INR 125 crores, marking their remarkable achievement. The event was attended by numerous cricket enthusiasts and dignitaries who praised the team’s outstanding performance in the T20 World Cup.

Rohit Sharma’s emotional reunion with family

Later, in an emotional and heartwarming moment, India captain Rohit Sharma went to the president’s box at the Wankhede Stadium to meet his family and friends. His mother, Purnima, became emotional upon seeing her son, who had led the team to a historic T20 World Cup victory. Captured by the media, the touching moment of Purnima repeatedly kissing and hugging Rohit quickly went viral on social media, resonating with fans worldwide.

Here is the video:

Mother Love 🥺😭🙏 @ImRo45#RohitShama pic.twitter.com/ih88K29pjQ

— Rohit Sharma Telugu Fans (@Team45Ro) July 4, 2024

Also WATCH: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and other Indian players dance on ‘Chak De India’ song at Wankhede stadium

Rohit’s mother skips doctor’s appointment to attend the event

In a heartfelt revelation, Purnima mentioned in an interview with the Indian Express that she had missed a doctor’s appointment to attend the Wankhede ceremony. She also revealed that Rohit had planned to retire from the T20I format before heading to the global event in the West Indies and USA.

“I have never thought I would see this day. Before going to the World Cup, he had come to meet us and said that he wanted to quit T20Is after this. I just said try to win. I was not feeling well today and had a doctor’s appointment, but I still came as I wanted to see this day,” she said.

Brother Vishal Sharma showers praise on Rohit

Rohit’s brother, Vishal, was also present at the Wankhede Stadium, accompanied by former MCA secretary PV Shetty and residents of Sportsline Society, where Rohit grew up. Vishal expressed his pride and joy over Rohit’s achievement, reminiscing about their shared childhood and how special it was to witness Rohit’s success. He remarked on the enormous cheer his brother received, highlighting how much Mumbai loves and respects Rohit for his remarkable contributions to Indian cricket.

“We came here as sir (PV Shetty) said we all should go. He took all of us. I was young when I saw Rohit winning the 2007 (ICC World T20) title but this one is special. The huge cheer he got shows how much Mumbai loves him,” Rohit’s brother Vishal said.

Also WATCH: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma lift the T20 World Cup trophy during India’s victory parade; video breaks the internet

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