When India Celebrated T20 World Cup 2007 Win With A Bus Parade

MS Dhoni led team held a bus parade of 25 km through Mumbai airport to Wankhade stadium. Thousands of fans gathered on the streets to greet the players, united in their pride and joy. The parade, which took place throughout Mumbai, was a celebration of the entire country, not just the 11 players.

The nation felt proud when India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, lifted the T20 World Cup trophy. Similar to 2007, when India defeated Pakistan to win the T20 World Cup trophy, led by the legendary captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, this victory not only ended India’s ICC trophy drought but also sparked a national outpouring of emotion.

The Men in Blue’s victory in the T20 World Cup triggered a wave of joy and celebration across the country. The celebrations were massive, with fans expressing their joy with fireworks and dancing.

When Team India returned from South Africa in 2007, the MS Dhoni-led team held a bus parade of 25 km through Mumbai airport to Wankhade stadium. Thousands of fans gathered on the streets to greet the players, united in their pride and joy. The parade, which took place throughout Mumbai, was a celebration of the entire country, not just the 11 players.

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Have a look at India’s bus parade after the 2007 T20 World Cup victory:

India's bus parade after the 2007 T20 World Cup victory
India’s bus parade after the 2007 T20 World Cup victory
India's bus parade after the 2007 T20 World Cup victory
India’s bus parade after the 2007 T20 World Cup victory

During the parade, Sachin Tendulkar got stuck in traffic on his way to practice at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. He was stuck in traffic for three to four hours due to the excessive commotion.

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2024 T20 World Cup Bus Parade 

Rohit Sharma’s captaincy won the title for the second time in history in 2024, defeating South Africa by seven runs in a thrilling final in Barbados. The victory marked the end of the Men in Blue’s 17-year wait to lift the trophy again.

The team has announced that they will hold another victory parade in Mumbai, with confirmation coming from Indian captain Rohit and BCCI secretary Jay Shah. It is expected to be an open-bus parade, allowing fans to celebrate alongside the players.

India’s open bus victory parade for winning the 2007 T20 World Cup will be far shorter than the team’s 2007 victory parade, which took place over a 25-kilometer stretch from the airport to Wankhede Stadium. This time around, the players will gather in front of the fans at Marine Drive until the Wankhede Stadium, which will be a distance of about 1 kilometre.

The team is also anticipated to enter Wankhede Stadium, where they will receive a prize money award of Rs. 125 crore from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and be congratulated. Whether or not spectators will be permitted inside Wankhede Stadium is still unknown.

The arrival of India in the nation has been postponed because of Hurricane Beryl. On Thursday morning, the team is scheduled to land in Delhi, where they will likely meet with Prime Minister Modi before their flight to Mumbai.