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Haryana CM Felicitates Yuzvendra Chahal For T20 World Cup Triumph
By CricShots - Jul 11, 2024 7:16 pm
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Leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has been awarded a warm felicitation from Haryana Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini for being in India’s victorious 2024 T20 World Cup team. The Chief Minister felicitated Chahal with a shawl and an idol and personally congratulated the Indian spinner for the victory. Although he was part of the 15-man squad, Chahal never figured in any match during India’s unbeaten campaign.

Yuzvendra Chahal
Haryana CM felicitates Yuzvendra Chahal

India made it to the Super 8 on a New York surface that really was tricky, making the pacers get the better of it, thus changes in the playing XI happened. In West Indies, in more dual-faced pitches, Kuldeep Yadav got the nod ahead of Chahal in the lineup. In came the ‘Chinaman’ spinner Kuldeep Yadav in place of Mohammed Siraj, and he turned out to be a match-winner with 10 wickets from five matches at an excellent economy rate of 6.95.

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These strategic decisions by India, along with some brilliant performances, thus paid off totally as they became the first-ever team to win the T20 World Cup without a single loss, defeating South Africa in the final in Barbados. This victory ended India’s 13-year-long ICC World Cup drought. The team arrived in New Delhi last week to a hero’s welcome.

 

Shortly after their arrival, the champion squad called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence and received congratulatory wishes from him. After meeting PM Modi, the players headed to Mumbai. The Men in Blue witnessed an open bus victory parade from Marine Drive all the way to the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

It was a grand parade, as thousands of fans showed up at Marine Drive and surrounded the bus, cheering for the players. On reaching the Wankhede Stadium, the Indian cricket team did grooving amidst traditional dhol beats in celebration of a very hard-earned victory.

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There was a lot of fan frenzy—cheers, chants, claps—that made the atmosphere electric. The Board of Control for Cricket in India office-bearers feted the players with a prize money of Rs 125 crore at the Wankhede as a befitting end to their campaign. This has been a great finale to their victorious campaign, celebrating the remarkable achievement of the team on the global stage.