ICC Men's T20 WC'24: Team India Wins T20 World Cup in Emotional Victory

ICC Men's T20 WC'24: Team India Wins T20 World Cup in Emotional Victory
India triumphed over South Africa by seven runs in a thrilling men’s T20 World Cup final, ending their 17-year wait for a second T20 World Cup title. Following the final ball, the ecstatic Indian players were overwhelmed with emotions. Captain Rohit Sharma slid face-first into the turf, screaming in delight, while tears flowed from the eyes of senior players such as Sharma, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Siraj, and Hardik Pandya.
Pandya's nerves of steel in the final over clinched victory for India, ending an 11-year wait for an ICC title. The team's emotional celebration underscored the significance of this triumph. Captain Rohit Sharma was overcome with emotion, coach Rahul Dravid leaped with joy, and players like Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya shed tears of happiness.
This victory marked a historic moment, with India joining West Indies and England as the only teams to have won the Men's T20 World Cup twice. The win was not just about lifting the trophy but also about overcoming past disappointments and vindicating years of hard work and dedication.
This was India's third ICC final in the past 12 months, and the Men in Blue finally ended their 11-year drought of a major title, winning the Men’s T20 World Cup, a feat they last achieved in the inaugural edition in 2007. This is India's fourth World Cup title overall -- from Kapil Dev's team in 1983 to Dhoni's Young Guns in 2007 T20 WC and ODI champions in 2011. Now Rohit's boys have added another chapter to the annuals of Indian cricket history.
For players like Hardik Pandya, it was a journey of resilience and redemption, silencing critics and proving their mettle on the biggest stage. This momentous win will be etched in the memories of Indian fans worldwide, a testament to the team's unwavering spirit and determination.
The hearts of the fans and critics alike melted seeing on television screens the beautiful scenes unfolding in the stadium with Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya, who have been in the eye of the storm ever since Pandya took over the Mumbai Indians captaincy from Rohit. The duo had no hard feelings on Saturday as they celebrated -- Sharma was seen kissing his vice-captain on the cheek.
Source: IANS