BCCI Presents 'Namo 1' Champions Jersey To PM Modi After His Meeting With T20 WC-Winning Team; Pic Goes Viral

(MENAFN- AsiaNet News) Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted the T20 World Cup 2024-winning Indian cricket team at his official residence, 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, on Thursday marking a grand celebration of their recent victory. A highlight of the event was the presentation of a special "Namo 1" Champion jersey to PM Modi by BCCI Secretary Jay Shah and BCCI President Roger Binny.

The jersey, symbolizing the team's gratitude and respect, was a heartfelt gesture from the cricketing community to the Prime Minister.

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"The triumphant Indian Cricket Team met with the Honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modiji, at his official residence today upon arrival.
Sir, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to you for your inspiring words and the invaluable support you have provided to Team India. Jai Hind," wrote BCCI in a post on X, along with photograph of the jersey being presented to the PM.

Following his meeting with Rohit Sharma and Co., PM Modi took to X, sharing his excitement: "An excellent meeting with our Champions! Hosted the World Cup winning team at 7, LKM and had a memorable conversation on their experiences through the tournament."

The victorious team returned to India earlier today to a euphoric reception despite monsoon showers and heavy security. Hundreds of fans gathered outside the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, holding placards and waving the national flag, celebrating India's seven-run victory over South Africa in the final held in Bridgetown last week.

The players, still weary from their journey, were welcomed with exuberant celebrations. Traditional Bhangra dancers and dhol welcomed the team as they arrived at ITC Maurya Sheraton, where the party atmosphere continued. Fans danced and celebrated alongside their cricketing heroes, highlighting cricket's passionate following in India.

A special Air India charter flight, AIC24WC (Air India Champions 24 World Cup), brought the team home after a delay caused by hurricane Beryl in Barbados. The flight arrived in Delhi early Thursday morning, met with heavy security to manage the crowd of enthusiastic fans.

Among the crowd, star batter Virat Kohli, skipper Rohit Sharma, and outgoing head coach Rahul Dravid received significant attention. The players, including Suryakumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant, acknowledged the fans with warm smiles, waves, and even flying kisses from pacer Mohammed Siraj. The atmosphere was electric, with fans expressing their joy and admiration for the team.

After the airport reception, the team proceeded to meet Prime Minister Modi at his residence. The two-hour meeting was a memorable interaction, where the Prime Minister congratulated the team on their outstanding achievement and discussed their experiences throughout the tournament. The special "Namo" Champion jersey presentation by Jay Shah and Roger Binny was a key moment, highlighting the strong bond between the government and the cricketing fraternity.

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The celebrations will continue in Mumbai as the players prepare for an open bus victory parade in vibrant city. The parade will culminate in a grand felicitation ceremony at the Wankhede Stadium, a special moment for Mumbaikar and team captain Rohit Sharma.

India's second T20 World Cup title and first ICC trophy in 11 years brought immense pride to the nation. The celebrations will undoubtedly be remembered as a testament to the team's hard work and dedication, and the unwavering support of their fans.


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