What did team India do in 16-hour-flight from Barbados to Delhi? Details –

India beat South Africa in a pulsating final at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on June 29 (Saturday) to win the T20 Wold Cup after 17 years. Celebrations went on for a long time at the team hotel, but India’s plan to return home was delayed by a Category 5 hurricane, that ravaged the Caribbean Islands.

After waiting for four days, BCCI made an SOS call to Air India to send a charter flight for the Indian Cricketers as the weather forecast predicted another hurricane in another 48 hours.

The Air India arranged charter flight AIC24WC — Air India Champions 24 World Cup — which left Barbados o 4:50am local time on Wednesday, arrived in Delhi at 6am (IST) on Thursday after a 16-hour non-stop journey

It was a long flight but the energy on Indian cricketerrs was high. BCCI shared glimpses of the mood inside the flight in a video. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Siraj and Yuzvendra Chahal were seen sharing their emotions.

It was a long flight but the Indian cricketer’s energy was high. BCCI shared glimpses of the mood inside the flight in a video where Rohit, Virat, Yuzvendra and Siraj shared their emotions.

20 Indian sports journalists who were stranded at the Caribbean Islands, were also in the flight. They shared details of what the Indian cricketers did during the flight.

Reporters on board said that BCCI had made special requests not to film or click any photos while in the flight since the cricketers wanted everyone to behave like a family and make it a private affair.

The Air India pilot also made special announcement to thank the Indian team for completing the long wait for a World Cup title. Somewhere, in between the journey, special announcement was also made to acknowledge and honour head coach Rahul Dravid, who has now bid his farewell to the Indian dressing room.

The Indian team, their families and the support staff were assigned in the business class, but Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yaadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and even Rahul Dravid made their way into economy section and had a good chat with people over there.

Player Of the Tournament, Jasprit Bumrah, was also seen baby sitting his son.

BCCI also showed a special gesture to theon board media people. All of them were allowed to hold the T20 World Cup trophy and take photos with it.

Thousands of supporters were holding banners and boards congratulating their favourite oplayers as they welcomed the victorious side.

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