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T20 World Cup champions India return home to roaring reception, to meet PM Modi



T20 World Cup champions India return home to roaring reception, to meet PM Modi

The Indian cricket team brought the trophy back home on Thursday. Rohit Sharma and his men landed in New Delhi on Thursday morning. The team will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi before heading to Mumbai for an open-top bus parade in the evening.

The Indian cricket team landed in New Delhi on Thursday morning in a special Air India chartered plane from Barbados. After a 3-day wait on the Caribbean island after the T20 World Cup triumph, the cricket heroes returned home with the trophy. The BCCI shared a video of the players taking the trophy off of the chartered plane.

A big group of fans welcomed the team at the airport. Captain Rohit Sharma headed out of the airport with the trophy in his hand. Virat Kohli received a rousing reception and the star player waved to the fans, acknowledging their support.

Notably, the Men in Blue were left stranded in Barbados for four days after winning the coveted title with the airport shut down due to Hurricane Beryl. Once the weather improved, a special Air India chartered flight was sent to Barbados to bring the World Champions back home.

After a long journey of around 18 hours, the team has finally landed in India as fans have been waiting in long queues since late night to see their favourite stars. Special arrangements have been made for the team’s welcome both at the airport and the team hotel.

A special cake representing the World Cup Trophy has been also made for the team which will be cut at the team’s arrival in the hotel. Welcome drinks representing the national tricolour are also ready for the entire team. Following a special meet up with the PM, team will fly to Mumbai for a special road show for the fans starting from Nariman point to the Wankhede Stadium where the entire team will be honoured.

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