The champions are finally home! Team India checked in early morning at ITC Maurya and received a much deserved grand welcome at the hotel.
After departing from Barbados in the wake of Hurricane Beryl, Rohit Sharma’s Team India landed in New Delhi early today.

The team returned home after securing the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 title in the Caribbean. Rohit’s squad ended a long wait for an ICC championship by defeating South Africa by seven runs in a gripping final held at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Saturday.

Team India welcomed

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Welcome with Dhol and Nagada

At ITC Maurya New Delhi, known for hosting international dignitaries, celebrities, and heads of state thanks to its exceptional security measures, the Men in Blue received a grand welcome with lively beats of dhol.The prestigious hotel provided a unique experience with custom-crafted in-room amenities, personalized photos, and edible chocolate cricket bats and balls, celebrating India’s cricketing triumph.

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What’s on the menu

A selection of local delicacies, inspired by the colors of the Indian jersey, was part of the special arrangement. The spread included homemade truffles, various chocolate-coated nuts, and a range of savory treats.

Team India welcomed

Cake-cutting

The festive atmosphere reached its peak with a magnificent 3-tier truffle cake. This exquisite creation was designed to honor the team’s accomplishments and celebrate the pride of Indian cricket, symbolizing their well-deserved victory.

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Stranded due to hurricane

The Indian team took off from Grantley Adams International Airport aboard a charter flight on Wednesday. The team members had been stranded for three days due to the category-four hurricane. Air India operated a special charter flight, dubbed Air India Champions 24 World Cup (AIC24WC), which left the Caribbean at 4:50 a.m. local time and arrived in New Delhi at approximately 6:20 a.m. IST today.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) organized the charter flight for the Indian team, including support staff, players’ families, board officials, and members of the traveling media. The flight was arranged after the team’s departure was postponed because of Hurricane Beryl.