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Rohit Sharma dedicates T20 World Cup 2024 title to entire nation, praises Hardik Pandya at Wankhede celebration
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Rohit Sharma dedicates T20 World Cup 2024 title to entire nation, praises Hardik Pandya at Wankhede celebration

| @indiablooms | 05 Jul 2024, 01:00 am

Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma dedicated the T20 World Cup trophy to the entire nation during the felicitation ceremony at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.

“This trophy is for the entire nation. Along with all the players who have represented the country, we want to dedicate it to our fans, who have waited for 11 years,” said Rohit.

The Indian cricket team players landed in New Delhi early on Thursday after they were stuck in Barbados due to bad weather.

They met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and then travelled to Mumbai where they took part in a victory parade ahead of the felicitation ceremony.

Soon after they arrived in Mumbai where a massive victory parade was organised to felicitate the players.

The parade kicked off from Marine Drive and crossed a sea of fans to reach the Wankhede Stadium, where the World Cup-winning team is set to be felicitated by the BCCI.

The crowd was jam-packed as the Team India bus tried to find its way to the destination.

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, and ex-coach Rahul Dravid found it hard to keep their emotions under control as the victory bus gradually made its way through the massive crowd.

The players distributed balls to the fans as the parade made its way. They sent it into the crowd with the help of tennis racquets.

Some lucky fans are taking selfies and asking for autographs from the cricketers. The players are now walking off the ground.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India handed the Rs. 125 crore prize money to the World Cup-winning team.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah has earlier announced the prize money for Rohit Sharma and his team. after their T20 World Cup triumph.

Meanwhile, South Mumbai witnessed massive traffic snarls as a sea of people converged at Marine Drive to witness the victory parade of the Indian cricket team on Thursday evening.

Trains arriving at Churchgate on the Western Railway network and the sprawling Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, the last station on Central Railway's vast route, were crowded as people from various parts of the metropolis made their way to the southern tip right from the afternoon of the metropolis to watch the parade.

Stations and roads reverberated with slogans of 'Bharat Mataki Jai', 'Vande Mataram' and 'India India' as Tricolour-waving and blue jersey-clad crowds braved the intermittent rains to catch a glimpse of the team that had brought T20 cricket's most coveted prize home after more than a decade.

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