‘Hats off to Hardik…’: Rohit Sharma heaps praises; 10 emotional things T20 World Cup Champions said at Wankhede Stadium

The victorious T20 World Cup team was met by an enormous crowd of enthusiastic fans as people from across Mumbai flooded the streets and filled every inch of Marine Drive on July 5. Following the victory parade, Rohit Sharma and his team were welcomed by a fully packed Wankhede Stadium. As the celebrations came to an end, here’s a glimpse of the emotional speeches delivered by Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Hardik Pandya.

Rohit Sharma lauds Hardik Pandya

At the Wankhede Stadium, where Hardik Pandya was booed during IPL 2024, the atmosphere was now filled with cheers and support for him. Rohit Sharma expressed his feelings and commended Pandya for his contributions.

“Hardik was bowling the final over for us. Hats off to him for bowling that last over. You know, no matter how many runs you need, there is always so much pressure to bowl that over. But hats off to him,” the 37-year-old said.

‘India, you mean the world to me…’, says Hardik Pandya

India’s T20 World Cup-winning was a redemption arc for Pandya. Fans cheered for Pandya during the victory parade, and his name echoed in the entire stadium during the felicitation ceremony.

Taking to X, Pandya wrote, “India, you mean the world to me! From the bottom of my heart, thank you for all the love.. these are moments that I will never ever forget! Thank you for coming out to celebrate with us, despite the rains! We love you so much! Celebrating with you is why we do what we do! We’re all champions! All 1.4 billion of us! Thank you Mumbai, thank you India.”

‘This trophy is for the entire nation’ Rohit Sharma at Wankhede Stadium

Sharma dedicated the T20 World Cup trophy to the entire nation and said, “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. Mumbai never disappoints. We got a solid reception. On behalf of the team, we would like to thank the fans. I am very, very happy and relieved.”

 

 

 

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Published: 05 Jul 2024, 07:50 AM IST

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