WATCH: Shivam Dube receives grand reception in Mumbai after India’s T20 World Cup victory

Jul 6, 2024

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Indian all-rounder Shivam Dube was given a hero’s welcome in Mumbai after returning home with the Indian cricket team following their triumph at the T20 World Cup in Barbados.

Homecoming Celebration

Dube, who hails from Mumbai, was part of the victorious Indian squad that ended the country’s 11-year ICC trophy drought by winning the T20 World Cup on June 29th. Dube and his teammates Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, and Yashasvi Jaiswal were honoured at a special ceremony held at the Maharashtra Vidhan Bhavan complex in Mumbai.

The celebrations the day before were nothing less than a spectacle where the Indian team paraded through the streets of Mumbai in an open-top bus. Thousands of ecstatic fans lined the streets, waving the Indian flag and chanting the players’ names.

The parade culminated at the Wankhede Stadium, where the players were officially felicitated in front of a packed house. Dube, along with his teammates, received a thunderous ovation from the Mumbai faithful.

After a rousing welcome at Mumbai on Thursday, we really feel happy. There was a grand reception yesterday. I thank you for today’s felicitation,” Dube said during the ceremony.

Scenes at Mumbaikar’s home

Upon receiving the spectacle of Wankhede’s event, the party did not stop for the all-rounder; a massive crowd of local fans welcomed Dube to his society with garlands chanting his name. A recent video that went viral on the internet was a testament to the affection the player is receiving from the nation. Dube was seen enthusiastically waving to the crowd from the bus, soaking in the adulation.

Here’s the Video

One for the unsung hero! 🙌🏻#ShivamDube’s home bursts into joyous celebrations! 🎉

Celebrate #JeetKaJashn all day long on Star Sports, and on YouTube 👉🏻 #WelcomeWorldChampions

— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) July 5, 2024

Shivam Dube’s contribution

Dube played a crucial role in India’s triumph at the T20 World Cup. The 31-year-old all-rounder contributed with the bat, providing valuable support to the team’s star players. In the final against South Africa, Dube scored a crucial 27 runs off just 16 balls comprised of three 4s’ and a six, helping India post a competitive total.

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

Dube’s performances throughout the tournament faced various criticism from fans and experts alike, but the Mumbaikar performed when it mattered the most. His homecoming celebration in Mumbai was a testament to the love and admiration he has earned from the cricket-crazy city.

The joyous celebration for Dube and the rest of the Indian team is a fitting tribute to their historic achievement. The victory has ignited a sense of pride and joy among the nation’s cricket fans, and the celebrations in Mumbai are a reflection of the team’s immense popularity and the country’s unwavering support for their cricketing heroes.

Also READ: Jay Shah gets awestruck during handshake with Virat Kohli in the felicitation ceremony

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