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Team India To Celebrate T20 World Cup Victory with Open Bus Parade In Mumbai?
By CricShots - Jul 3, 2024 1:37 pm
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The Rohit Sharma-led Indian men’s cricket team is set to celebrate their T20 World Cup 2024 triumph with a grand open bus parade in Mumbai. According to a report from Dainik Jagran on Wednesday (July 3), the Indian players will first meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on July 4 upon their return from Barbados, followed by the celebratory parade in Mumbai.

Team India
Team India

This celebratory tradition echoes the team’s jubilant festivities after their historic win in the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, when they also marked the occasion with an open bus procession through Mumbai’s streets.

In the thrilling final held in Barbados on June 29, India clinched victory over South Africa by a margin of seven runs, breaking an 11-year drought for ICC trophies. Virat Kohli played a pivotal role with a commanding 76-run innings, guiding India to a total of 176 runs. The Indian bowlers, led by Hardik Pandya’s three-wicket haul, restricted South Africa to 169 for 8 in their allotted 20 overs.

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Jasprit Bumrah and Arshdeep Singh also made crucial contributions with two wickets each. Virat Kohli’s stellar performance earned him the Player of the Match accolade, while Bumrah was honoured with the Player of the Series award for his consistent impact throughout the tournament.

 

Following their victory, the Indian team faced delays returning home due to Hurricane Beryl, but the BCCI swiftly organized a charter flight to bring them back safely. As per the latest updates, the players are expected to touch down in Delhi on Thursday morning (July 4) and will then proceed to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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In a significant development, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Ravindra Jadeja announced their retirement from T20 Internationals after contributing significantly to India’s T20 World Cup success. Kohli, the highest run-scorer in T20 World Cup history, concluded his T20I career with numerous records, while Rohit, with the most runs and sixes in T20Is, also made history as the first captain to achieve 50 T20I wins for India.