The Indian cricket team, led by Rohit Sharma, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for breakfast at his residence in Lok Kalyan Marg, New Delhi, on Thursday. During the hour-long meeting, PM Modi congratulated the T20 World Cup-winning team. The team arrived at No. 7, Lok Kalyan Marg at 11 am IST, after receiving a rousing reception at ITC Maurya. Captain Rohit Sharma, Rahul Dravid, and Virat Kohli were seen cutting a special cake prepared by the hotel chef. PM Modi encouraged the team to continue their winning streak, expressing confidence that the T20 World Cup victory in Barbados would motivate them in future tournaments.

In a video, PM Modi and the Indian cricket team shared laughs while reminiscing about the World Cup campaign. Head coach Rahul Dravid spoke as the players sat with the Prime Minister. PM Modi smiled throughout the video, enjoying the players’ anecdotes. Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, and Hardik Pandya also spoke during the meeting.

#WATCH | Indian Cricket team meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg.

Team India arrived at Delhi airport today morning after winning the T20 World Cup in Barbados on 29th June. — ANI (@ANI) July 4, 2024

After leaving the Prime Minister’s residence, the team headed back to the New Delhi airport to depart for Mumbai, where an open-top bus parade awaits them.

The team wore customised India jerseys with ‘Champions’ written on them for the meeting with PM Modi. PM Modi hosted the players for a special breakfast, listening to their experiences from the World Cup campaign in the USA and the Caribbean. India defeated South Africa in the final on Saturday at the Kensington Oval in Barbados to win their second T20 World Cup crown.

India’s T20 World Cup heroes received a rousing reception upon their return home on Thursday. The team, support staff, and around 20 media members arrived at the New Delhi airport on a special charter plane arranged by the BCCI. Secretary Jay Shah also traveled with the team on the Air India plane. The BCCI arranged the chartered plane to bring home the World Cup heroes stranded for three days in Barbados due to Hurricane Beryl.