India Clinches T20 World Cup After 17 Years

India Clinches T20 World Cup After 17 Years

India’s comprehensive victory over South Africa in the 2024 T20 World Cup final sparked a wave of congratulations from cricket legends across the nation. The win, achieved after 17 long years, brought immense pride and joy to the Indian cricket fraternity.

Dhoni Leads the Chorus of Praise

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who captained India to their maiden T20 World Cup title in 2007, took to Instagram to express his delight. “Word Cup Champions 2024,” he wrote. “My heart rate was up, well done on being calm, having the self belief and doing what you guys did. From all the Indians back home and everywhere in the world a big thank you for bringing the World Cup home.”

A Rain of Tributes: From Laxman to Gambhir

Dhoni’s sentiments were echoed by a host of former cricketers. VVS Laxman, the current head of the National Cricket Academy, lauded India for their undefeated run throughout the tournament. “Congratulations Team India on becoming the T20 World Champions,” he wrote. “Been the best team in the tournament remaining unbeaten throughout.”

Similar praise came from Anil Kumble, Sourav Ganguly, Harbhajan Singh, and Gautam Gambhir. Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin simply stated, “We are champions!” while Yuvraj Singh took to social media to individually commend various players for their contributions.

Sachin Tendulkar and Ganguly Hail Team Effort

Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar offered a simple yet impactful message: “Chak De India!” Meanwhile, former skipper and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly acknowledged the long wait but emphasized India’s bright future. “Heartiest congratulations to Rohit Sharma and his team,” he wrote. “What a game to win… may be a World Cup in 11 yrs but the talent the country has, they will win many more…”

A Night of Grit and Skill

India’s victory was a display of both grit and exceptional skill. After posting a competitive total of 176 runs on the board, thanks to valuable contributions from Virat Kohli and Axar Patel, the bowling attack, spearheaded by Jasprit Bumrah and Arshdeep Singh, rose to the challenge. With South Africa needing just 16 runs in the final over, Hardik Pandya’s nerves of steel and Suryakumar Yadav’s spectacular catch sealed India’s fate.

Team India’s historic win in the 2024 T20 World Cup final has united the nation and reignited the passion for cricket. The outpouring of support from cricket legends further emphasizes the significance of this achievement, marking a new chapter in Indian cricket history.

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