WATCH: ‘Vande Mataram’ echoes at Wankhede as Virat Kohli commands Team India’s lap of honour

Jul 5, 2024

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The entire nation erupted in celebration as the Indian cricket team returned from Barbados following their historic T20 World Cup 2024 victory. The festivities reached a crescendo on Thursday (July 5) as the Men in Blue were hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a special breakfast meeting, followed by an open bus victory parade in Mumbai.

Electrifying ‘Vande Mataram’ moment at Wankhede stadium

The celebrations in Mumbai were marked by a particularly poignant and electrifying moment at the Wankhede Stadium. The World Champions were felicitated in front of thousands of enthusiastic fans who gathered to honor their triumph. During the event, the players performed a victory lap while passionately singing the patriotic song “Vande Mataram” by AR Rahman. This moment instantly became a hit on social media, capturing the hearts of millions of fans.

In a video uploaded by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on their social media platform on X, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah and the rest of the team members can be seen passionately singing “Vande Mataram,” bringing the crowd to their feet.

It also captured a humorous moment when a fan threw a shirt towards Hardik in excitement, leaving Bumrah in splits. The entire team looked ecstatic as they posed with the World Cup Trophy on the team bus, one by one, making the crowd go wild.

Here’s the video:

वंदे मातरम 🇮🇳

— BCCI (@BCCI) July 4, 2024

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

Reception and victory parade

Before the celebrations in Mumbai, the team met PM Modi at his official residence, 7 Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi. After this breakfast-cum-meeting, the team headed to Mumbai, where they received a rousing welcome. The victory parade, moving from Marine Drive to Wankhede Stadium, brought Mumbai’s traffic to a standstill as fans thronged the streets to catch a glimpse of their heroes who brought the World Cup back to India.

Recognition and future celebrations

The BCCI President Roger Binny, Vice-President Rajeev Shukla and Secretary Jay Shah felicitated the players with a cash reward of INR 125 crore in front of the massive crowd. This generous reward was announced by Jay after India clinched their second T20 World Cup title. The celebrations are set to continue as the players return to their respective cities, where further honors and festivities are expected.

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

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