Excited cricket fans joyously welcomed Team India back to their Mumbai hotel after their historic semifinal victory at Wankhede Stadium, chanting players’ names and expressing immense pride.

After Team India’s remarkable 70-run victory over New Zealand in the World Cup semifinals at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on November 15th, passionate cricket fans warmly welcomed the Men in Blue back to their hotel. The fervent fans, brimming with excitement, joyfully chanted the names of their favorite players, displaying immense support and admiration.

A substantial crowd gathered along the team bus route, creating an electric atmosphere as they cheered and celebrated the players’ accomplishments in the tournament. At the hotel, a massive crowd awaited the team, showcasing their unwavering love.

Many players acknowledged the fans’ support, waving back in appreciation. Notably, Mohammad Siraj engaged with the passionate crowd, capturing their spirits on his mobile.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a video on their social media handle, encapsulating these heartfelt interactions.

India secured their place in the 2023 World Cup final by overpowering New Zealand with a dominant 70-run victory. They batted first, amassing a massive 397/4, driven by Virat Kohli’s record-breaking century and Shreyas Iyer’s quickfire 105 off 70 balls. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill provided a strong start, but Rohit departed at 47, and Gill retired hurt at 79.

In the second innings, Mohammed Shami’s stellar seven-wicket haul stole the spotlight. He started strong with an early wicket and redeemed himself after dropping Williamson, dismissing him at 69. Shami’s relentless pace removed Tom Latham for a duck, while Mitchell anchored New Zealand until Jasprit Bumrah ousted Glenn Phillips. Kuldeep Yadav dismissed Mark Chapman, while Shami’s prowess shone, taking Mitchell’s key wicket at 134 and wrapping up New Zealand’s fate with two more dismissals, propelling India into the final.

Last Updated on November 16, 2023

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