Watch – Rohit Sharma hauled off by Virat Kohli in front of Mumbai fans at Wankhede Stadium; shocks Indian teammates

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli

After leading India’s charge with the bat in the recently-concluded ICC T20 World Cup 2024, captain Rohit Sharma and his predecessor Virat Kohli also led the victory celebrations on Thursday (July 4).

With thousands of fans thronging the streets of Marine Drive and Wankhede Stadium, the Indian team also made sure to match the excitement and energy of the fans. The victory parade started from Marine Drive and ended at Wankhede Stadium. Inside the stadium, the BCCI had scheduled a congratulatory event for the winning Indian team.

Before the felicitation event, the Indian team decided to parade the trophy around the stadium. And as soon as the players reached the fence, Rohit Sharma started dancing and dragged Virat Kohli along as well, while the two veterans performed some bhangra steps. After seeing the senior pros dancing their hearts out, the other members of the Indian team also joined in the celebrations, much to the delight of the packed stadium.

Watch Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma move their legs:

Earlier in the day, India landed in New Delhi and met Prime Minister Narendra Modi before leaving for Mumbai. Their flight was delayed but that didn’t force fans to leave the venue as they waited patiently to catch a glimpse of the World Cup winners.

The parade finally began after a delay of more than two hours and the atmosphere was electric. Players and fans shared energy during the parade as they celebrated the memorable triumph together.

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Last week, India defeated South Africa in the final of the 2024 ICC T20 World Cup to claim the trophy. The victory ended India’s long wait for the World Cup in all formats. India had not won the World Cup in any format since winning the 2011 World Cup at home.

In the final, India registered a miraculous victory over the Proteas. The Men in Blue looked set to suffer another heartbreaking defeat as South Africa had quickly slipped away to 151/4 after 16 overs while chasing 177. With just 26 runs needed in the last four overs, the game was destined to be lost to South Africa. However, India’s bowlers put in an astonishing effort to restrict South Africa to 169/8 and propel India to a memorable victory.