T20 World Cup trophy arrives in India, as ‘Men in Blue’ land in Delhi | Watch

The T20 Word Cup trophy is finally here! Team India returned to Delhi on Thursday post T20 World Cup tournament victory. As the ‘Men in Blue’ landed in Delhi after their journey was delayed due to a category 4 hurricane in Barbados, hundreds of fans gave a boisterous welcome to Indian team players at Indira Gandhi International Airport.

The BCCI announced Team India’s return with an X post and a video of Team India players holding the trophy.

The T20 World Cup-winning Indian cricket team received a boisterous welcome. Hundreds of fans, holding placards congratulating their favourite players and waving the national flag, braved a steady drizzle to line up outside the Indira Gandhi International Airport to welcome the victorious players.

Team India, aboard a specially arranged charter flight, AIC24WC — Air India Champions 24 World Cup, landed in Delhi five days after winning the trophy in Barbados. However, the players were stranded in the island nation due to a category 4 hurricane.

Hundreds of fans, holding placards congratulating their favourite players and waving the national flag, braved a steady drizzle to line up outside the Indira Gandhi International airport here to welcome the victorious players.

On Saturday, the Rohit Sharma-led squad won the country its second T20 world title, ending an 11-year wait for an ICC trophy.

‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ reverberates outside airport

Several cricket fans gathered outside Delhi airport to welcome team India. Chants of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ reverberated outside the Delhi airport as the team India left for hotel.

Theside won the crown, which is India’s fourth overall World Cup, after pulling off a thrilling seven-run win over South Africa in the final on Saturday but was unable to head back home due to a shutdown forced by hurricane Beryl.

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Published: 04 Jul 2024, 07:00 AM IST

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