T20 Champion Indian team has arrived to meet PM Modi wearing a special jersey, this player shared the photo

India’s T20 World Cup winning cricketers reached Delhi on Thursday. Along with this, the players also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During this, the players wore special jerseys. The jersey of the players was not like their normal jersey, rather the players have arrived here wearing a special champion jersey.

This orange and blue jersey has ‘Champions’ written in the middle. It has been specially designed for Team India’s meeting with Prime Minister Modi. This was the same jersey that the Indian team wore during the World Cup held in the US and the Caribbean Islands, the only difference was that ‘Champions’ was written on their chest. India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson, who did not get a chance to play any match in the tournament but was part of the 15-member squad, shared the first glimpse of the special jersey on his social media handle.

The players were seen leaving the ITC Maurya Hotel wearing the same jersey to meet Prime Minister Modi. It is noteworthy that only the cricketers, coaches and top BCCI officials went to meet the Prime Minister while family members waited at the hotel. The Rohit Sharma-led team reached New Delhi on Thursday morning. The team was stuck in the Caribbean Islands since defeating South Africa by seven runs in the final in Barbados on June 29 (Saturday).

The Indian players could not leave Barbados due to Hurricane Beryl, which forced the island to be shut down for two days. As soon as the airport became operational, the BCCI acted swiftly in arranging a special charter flight to bring back the 70-plus Indian contingent, including players, coaches, their families, board officials and sports journalists.

Hundreds of supporters, carrying placards congratulating their favourite players and waving national flags, braved inclement weather and waited outside the airport for the victorious team, which defeated South Africa by seven runs in the final in Bridgetown last week Saturday.

Heavy security was put in place at the Indira Gandhi International Airport to keep the crowd under control but that did not dampen the excitement as fans cheered ecstatically, carrying posters of star batsman Virat Kohli, skipper Rohit Sharma and outgoing head coach Rahul Dravid. Two buses were parked outside the T3 terminal to take the players to the ITC Maurya Sheraton, where they were greeted by dhols and traditional bhangra dancers.

Most of the players, including skipper Rohit Sharma, all-rounder Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant, danced with the gathered dancers, giving them a memory of a lifetime. Even the security personnel on duty had smiles on their faces as the players let their hair loose after a long journey, shook hands with all those who wanted to meet them and retired to their rooms after cutting the cake kept for them. All this happened amid the expected media buzz. A little later, they reached the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to meet him, having been caught up in a busy day’s schedule. Tired but excited, they greeted the waiting fans with a wave and warm smile.

Suryakumar, who took a brilliant match-winning catch of David Miller in the final, was the most enthusiastic in giving a rousing response. Pant, who returned to international cricket through the recently concluded event after a fatal car accident, greeted the gathered crowd while pacer Mohammed Siraj blew kisses flying towards him. Rohit and the final’s man of the match Kohli, both of whom retired from T20 internationals at the end of India’s campaign, were among the last to come out of the VIP exit. Rohit lifted the trophy for the fans to have a glimpse before boarding the bus. Kohli also gave a thumbs up in gratitude for the support.

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