Hardik Pandya hands T20 World Cup trophy to Virat Kohli on open-bus parade

T20 World Cup: The atmosphere reached a fever pitch during the open-bus parade when Hardik Pandya handed the prestigious T20 World Cup trophy to Virat Kohli, a gesture that left fans and teammates alike in awe.
Hardik Pandya hands T20 World Cup trophy to Virat Kohli on open-bus parade
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A jubilant Hardik Pandya handed Virat Kohli the T20 World Cup trophy in the open-bus parade amid Rohit chants at the Marine Drive. After a long delay, the victorious Indian cricket team finally made their way to the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and climbed atop the open-top bus for their much-anticipated victory parade. The streets of Mumbai were flooded with jubilant fans, their excitement palpable as they caught sight of their heroes, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, and Shivam Dube, leading the parade.

The celebratory procession, a 2-kilometer journey from the NCPA to the iconic Wankhede Stadium, was set to culminate in a grand felicitation event. The atmosphere was electric, with chants of "Rohit! Rohit!" resonating through the air, honoring the skipper Rohit Sharma's exceptional leadership throughout the T20 World Cup.

As the open-top bus made its way through the throngs of cheering supporters, chants of "Rohit! Rohit!" echoed through the air, celebrating the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma's leadership. Sharma, a Mumbaikar himself, smiled and waved at the crowd, his face beaming with pride. The fans' adulation was a testament to his stellar captaincy and the pivotal role he played in guiding India to their second T20 World Cup title.

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Hardik Pandya hands T20 World Cup trophy to Virat Kohli on open-bus parade

The moment that stole the show, however, was when Hardik Pandya, the all-rounder whose performances were instrumental throughout the tournament, handed the trophy to Virat Kohli. Kohli, who had been a rock for the team with his consistent performances and invaluable experience, accepted the trophy with a broad smile and a humble nod.

Source: India Today

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