WATCH- Virat Kohli initiates Team India to sing ‘Vande Mataram’ with Wankhede crowd

Indian team was felicitated at the Wankhede Stadium for their T20 World Cup 2024 win.

Indian team singing Vande Mataram during their victory lap | BCCI X

The Indian team received a huge standing ovation when they arrived at the Wankhede stadium after the open bus parade from Marine Drive. The players acknowledged the crowd first and took a lap of honor before the ceremony began.

India clinched their second T20 World Cup title by defeating South Africa in the thrilling final in Barbados, ending the 11-year wait for an ICC trophy.

While the Indian team was taking the victory lap on the ground, the crowd began singing ‘Vande Mataram’ which was played by the DJ.

Amid the celebrations, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, and the entire Indian team joined in singing 'Vande Mataram' with the enthusiastic crowd. The atmosphere echoed the iconic 2011 ODI World Cup final, where chants of the same anthem accompanied MS Dhoni's match-winning six against Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, a viral video has captured that it was Virat Kohli who urged the Indian team members to join in singing 'Vande Mataram' with the crowd. This sparked speculation about whether it was Kohli's initiative to include the anthem during the victory celebrations.

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The BCCI honored the Men in Blue with a prize money of Rs 125 crore for their victorious campaign in the T20 World Cup.


By Jatin Sharma - 08 Jul, 2024

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