Scenes from the victory parade. Photo courtesy: Screengrab from X

Thousands of cricket fans braved rains as they flocked to the iconic Marine Drive in Mumbai to take part in Team India’s victory parade on Thursday. Visuals of the area jam-packed by fans have surfaced on the Internet.

Scenes from the victory parade. Photo courtesy: Screengrab from X

Massive security measures have been deployed for the big occasion in Mumbai.

Crowds at Churchgate and other railway stations began to swell since afternoon as people were reaching south Mumbai to witness the victory parade and have a glimpse of the cricket team, officials said.

Extra security has been deployed at Churchgate and other local railway stations in view of the victory parade of India’s T20 cricket world cup team in south Mumbai on Thursday evening, the Western Railway (WR) said.

“Additional Ticket Checking staff have also been deployed at the stations and additional UTS windows at Churchgate will remain operational till midnight,” Western Railway stated.

The team will travel from Marine Drive to Wankhede Stadium, the BCCI headquarters. A similar victory parade was taken out when MS Dhoni and his boys won the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in 2007, defeating arch-rivals Pakistan in the final.

It was a momentous occasion for entire country as Team India won the World Cup for the first time since 1983.