Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Warm Welcome For The Indian Players at Mumbai Mumbai Airport

It looked as if whole city arrived at the Mumbai airport to welcome Indian cricket team returning home from South Africa with the Twenty20 World Championships trophy.

TV news channels followed the open-top double-decker bus carrying the cricketers as it slowly wound its way along the 30-km route from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport to the Wankhede Stadium.

Draped in the national flag, indian players waved and showed off the glittering trophy to hundreds of thousands of supporters.

More than 50 motorcycle outriders led the slow-moving cavalcade that took well over four hours to reach the stadium for the public felicitation programme organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Several members of the 1983 World Cup winning squad were on hand to praise their triumphant successors.

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had to pose with the glittering Twenty20 trophy again and again, while the team was loaded with cheques, shawls, garlands, bouquets, plaques and almost any other memento one could think of. There were no complaints of excess baggage.

Click For Full Story

1 comment:

Aidan said...

Crazy turnout to greet India! rumour has it that the Twenty20 will eventually replace the traditional 50 overs World Cup, the purists will be seething.