It’s Coming Home: Team India departs Barbados on a charter flight, to land in Delhi tomorrow

T20 World Cup

Following their win, the Rohit Sharma-led Team India was stranded in the island nation with the airport shut down due to Hurricane Beryl. However, after three days the team is all set to return home through a chartered flight and is expected to land in Delhi early morning on Thursday, July 4.

Team India to have a roadshow in Mumbai

Due to a category 4 hurricane, the team was stranded in Barbados for three days. Their departure was initially scheduled for July 2 but was delayed as the plane landed late. The Air India special charter flight, named AIC24WC (Air India Champions 24 World Cup), took off around 4:50 am local time from Barbados and is set to land in Delhi on Thursday at around 6:20 am (IST).

India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, shared a photo on Instagram with the trophy, captioning it, “Coming home.” The entire squad, support staff, players’ families, and media representatives are on board the flight arranged by the BCCI. India clinched the T20 World Cup title with a nail-biting seven-run win over South Africa in the final. The team’s performance ended an 11-year trophy drought.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to felicitate the players upon their return. Plans for a Mumbai road show to honour the champions are also underway. As the Boeing 777 wings its way back to India, fans eagerly await the heroes’ homecoming, celebrating their remarkable achievements on the world stage.

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