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T20 World Champions Indian Team Arrives In Delhi, To Meet PM Modi Ahead Of Planned Road Show In Mumbai — All About It

Kuldeep Negi

Jul 04, 2024, 08:42 AM | Updated 08:41 AM IST

T20 World Champions Indian Team (Representative Image)
T20 World Champions Indian Team (Representative Image)

The T-20 world cup winner Indian cricket team landed at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi at around 6.00 am on Thursday (4 July).

The team, led by Captain Rohit Sharma, arrived on an Air India flight and exited the airport around 7.00 am.

Hundreds of supporters, holding congratulatory placards and waving the national flag, gathered at the airport to welcome the team.

Despite the early hour and weather conditions, fans were eager to greet the champions, who secured a seven-run victory against South Africa in the final held in Bridgetown on Saturday (29 June).

Following their arrival, the team proceeded to the ITC Maurya Hotel in Chanakyapuri, where they received another grand welcome.

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and other members of the team had been stuck in Barbados (the venue of the final) since Monday, as airports had been shut due to Hurricane Beryl hitting the Caribbean city.

However, after a special flight was arranged for Team India, they were able to land in the early hours of Thursday morning. 

The team is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi later in the day, around 11.00 am, NDTV reported.

From there, the team will fly to Mumbai, where a special ceremony has been organised to celebrate the T20 World Cup victory.

The players and staff will travel to Mumbai by 4 pm, after which they'll celebrate across the city on an open-top bus parade for the following two hours.

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Kuldeep is Senior Editor (Newsroom) at Swarajya. He tweets at @kaydnegi.

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