Sanju Samson: "A World Cup is Not Easy to Achieve, This Victory is Deserved" - SportsNight

Barbados: Sanju Samson, the Malayali presence in the team, stated that India's victory in the T20 World Cup was deserved. Rohit Sharma and his team lifted the trophy by defeating South Africa by seven runs in the final held in Barbados. Following this, Sanju expressed his reaction on Instagram. "A World Cup is not something that happens easily. We had to wait for 13 years to experience this emotion and feeling once again. What a team and what a final it was. This victory is truly deserved. Thank you to everyone. Let the celebrations begin!" Sanju wrote on Instagram. He shared his reaction along with pictures with captain Rohit Sharma and team members.

After Sunil Valson (1983) and Sreesanth (2007 T20, 2011), Sanju Samson is the third Malayali to lift the World Cup. The excellent performance in IPL 2024 for Rajasthan Royals paved the way for the Malayali wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju to join the Indian team. However, Sanju only got to play in the World Cup warm-up match against Bangladesh. The team management did not give Sanju a chance in the subsequent group stage or knockout matches.

Kohli and Rohit Retire, Followed by Jadeja; Announces Retirement from T20

Barbados: Ravindra Jadeja has announced his retirement from T20 cricket following the 2024 T20 World Cup triumph. Earlier, star batsman Virat Kohli and captain Rohit Sharma had announced their retirement from T20. Jadeja made the announcement through an Instagram post.

"If I Watch the Match, We Will Lose"; Amitabh Bachchan Did Not Watch the T20 Final

The country is thrilled as the Indian team lifted the T20 World Cup after 17 years. Many celebrities from the film industry shared their joy and excitement about the victory on social media. Amitabh Bachchan, the Big B of Indian cinema, also shared the joy of India's cup win. "My eyes are filled with joy," wrote Amitabh Bachchan on the X platform. He also revealed through his blog that he did not watch the T20 final. He mentioned that he deliberately avoided watching the match, believing that India would lose if he watched.

India defeated South Africa by seven runs. After the match, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli announced their retirement from international T20 cricket. "There couldn't be a better time to bid farewell to this format. This is the format where I started my Indian career. I have always wanted to win this cup. This is a very emotional moment for me," said Rohit Sharma.

Hitman Tastes the Soil of Barbados Pitch; The Images Go Viral

Barbados: Indian captain Rohit Sharma tasted the soil of the Barbados pitch after winning the T20 World Cup. India's 11-year-long trophy drought ended in Barbados. Following this, Rohit Sharma reached the pitch and tasted a handful of soil. BCCI shared the Indian captain's actions on social media.

India scored 176 runs for seven wickets while batting first in the match. Virat Kohli, who scored 76 runs off 59 balls, was the star of the match. Despite not being in form so far in the World Cup, Kohli did not let India down in the final. Axar Patel's 47 runs helped India reach a good score. In reply, South Africa managed to score only 169 runs for eight wickets. Heinrich Klaasen's 52 runs off 27 balls kept South Africa's hopes alive, but the Indian team, coming back strong in the final overs, won the match.

10 Crores for the Losing Team in the Final; How Much Will the Winning Indian Team Get?

Barbados: After a 13-year-long wait, India lifted the World Cup trophy once again. India faced the crown in junior cricket after 17 years. The T20 World Cup victory is very significant and emotional for India, who lost the Test World Cup and ODI final in the past year. The victory also served as a fitting farewell for Rohit and Virat, who have been pillars of Indian cricket for over a decade and a half. As any World Cup tournament ends, be it cricket, football, or any other game, the prize money is a matter of great anticipation. Let's look at how much the winning team India, the runners-up South Africa, and the semifinalists Afghanistan and England will receive.

How Much Will the Teams Get?

Semifinalists England and Afghanistan will each receive $787,500. In Indian Rupees, this is approximately 6.56 crores. The runner-up South African team will receive $1.28 million or 10.67 crores. The World Cup winners India will receive $2.45 million. According to the exchange rate, this amounts to 20.42 crores. Teams reaching the Super Eight will receive 3.16 crores, teams placed 9th to 12th will receive 2 crores, and teams placed 13th to 20th will receive 1.87 crores. The total prize money for this T20 World Cup tournament decided by ICC was $11.25 million, or 93.78 crores.

Jay Shah Extends Handshake; Ignored by Hitman

Barbados: The Indian team has just won the T20 World Cup. Rohit Sharma arrived in style to receive the trophy. The visuals clearly show BCCI secretary Jay Shah extending a handshake to Rohit Sharma. However, it is now a topic of discussion on social media that Rohit Sharma ignored Jay Shah's extended hand. Rohit Sharma did not even look at Jay Shah's face as he reached to receive the trophy. Rohit's walk to receive the trophy also had a special style. Rohit Sharma imitated wrestling legend Ric Flair. Ric Flair often walked this way to the wrestling ring. This walk is described as indicative of pride. Known as "The Nature Boy," Ric Flair was honored by ICC with a video post.

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