Video: Major security lapse as fan climbs tree to get close to Indian team during victory parade in Mumbai

India fan on the Tree

After a minor delay, Team India’s victory parade finally kicked off from Marine Drive on Thursday evening (July 4). While the parade was planned to begin at 5:00 pm from Marine Drive, it finally began after a delay of over two hours.

However, the long delay did not deter the fans, who came out in large numbers to celebrate the historic triumph at the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. Thousands of fans arrived at Marine Drive even before Team India landed in Mumbai. The Wankhede Stadium was also packed as fans were desperately waiting for the World Cup winners.

The victory parade began around 7:30 pm, when the Indian players celebrated the victory with the fans. The parade started from Marine Drive as the open-top bus carrying the players drove past the sea of ​​fans. During the parade, an unexpected event occurred.

As the huge number of fans desperately tried to catch a glimpse of their heroes, one of them came up with a creative idea to secure a better vantage point – he decided to climb the tree to get closer to the Indian players.

As the bus passed along the parade route, the fan could be seen lying on the branch and taking photos with his phone. It was a huge security blunder, but thankfully nothing unusual happened as a result.

Watch the fan climb a tree to watch the Indian team:

Meanwhile, the parade will conclude at the Wankhede Stadium where the BCCI will felicitate the fans. During the event, the BCCI will also present the prize money of Rs 125 lakh to the Indian team. Earlier in the day, the Indian team landed in New Delhi and received a rousing welcome from the fans.

The players and support staff met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence before leaving for Mumbai. The celebration at the Wankhede Stadium will mark the end of a memorable month for the Indian team.

Just a month ago, India began its T20 World Cup campaign. On June 5, it defeated Ireland in its opening match and won the tournament. In the final, the Rohit Sharma-led team defeated South Africa by 7 runs and India became the first Asian country to win the T20 World Cup twice. In total, it became the third team after England and West Indies to win the tournament more than once.