T20 WC: 'Birthday Gift', Dhoni wishes Team India in this style, Yuvraj-Sachin-Ganguly reacted


T20 WC 2024: Current and former cricketers, including India's first T20 World Champion captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, have praised the Indian team after winning the T20 World Cup.

T20 WC 2024: Current and former cricketers, including India's first T20 World Champion captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, have praised the Indian team after winning the T20 World Cup. Under Dhoni's captaincy, India won the first T20 World Cup in South Africa in 2007. He congratulated Team India on Instagram a year later and called this victory a birthday gift. Dhoni will turn 43 next month on July 7.

Dhoni wrote on Instagram, 'World Cup Champion 2024. My heart was beating fast. India performed brilliantly by staying calm and confident. Congratulations on bringing the World Cup home on behalf of all Indians across the country and the world. Thank you for the wonderful birthday gift.

There are many reactions on social media regarding the team's victory. Many former cricketers have congratulated Team India. National Cricket Academy chief VVS Laxman wrote, 'Congratulations to Team India on becoming the T20 World Champion. The best and invincible team of the tournament. This is a great performance considering the circumstances with five overs remaining. Every player deserves congratulations.

Also, 2011 World Cup winner Ravichandran Ashwin wrote - We have become champions. Former captain and former coach Anil Kumble wrote - 'Congratulations Team India. Great victory. Former spinner Harbhajan Singh wrote, 'This is my India. We are champions. Proud of the team.

Yuvraj Singh, who was the hero of the 2011 ODI World Cup win, wrote, 'Finally you did it. Hardik Pandya you are a hero. Jasprit Bumrah brought India back into the match in just one over. I am very happy for Rohit Sharma. Great captaincy under pressure, congratulations to Kohli, Dravid and the entire team. Surya took a brilliant catch.

God of cricket Sachin Tendulkar wrote - Chak De India. Every star in Team India's jersey inspires the children of our country to move closer to their dreams. India won its fourth World Cup, second in T20. Indian cricket has ceased to exist in the West Indies. From our poor performance in the 2007 ODI World Cup to becoming a cricket force in the same place and winning the T20 World Cup in 2024, what a turn in life. Very happy for my friend Rahul Dravid, who missed out on winning the 2011 World Cup, but his contribution in winning this T20 World Cup is huge. I am very happy for him. What can one say about Rohit? Great captain, leaving behind the 2023 ODI World Cup defeat and keeping all our players motivated for the T20 World Cup is commendable. Jasprit Bumrah also received the Player of the Tournament award. Virat Kohli became the Player of the Match. Both deserve the award. He made his international debut in 1996 along with Rahul, Paras Mhambrey and Vikram Rathod. It was amazing to see Team India perform excellently under the guidance of this class. Total team effort. Heartiest congratulations to all the players, coaches, support staff and everyone.

Also Sourav Ganguly wrote - Congratulations to Rohit Sharma and the team. What a great win. Bumrah's brilliant performance. Virat, Akshar, Hardik all played well. Congratulations to Rahul Dravid and support staff.

India became T20 champion after 17 years

India ended the wait of 11 years and won the T20 World Cup by defeating South Africa by seven runs in a thrilling match. On November 19 last year, Indian cricket fans sitting in front of the TV with Rohit Sharma's team in Ahmedabad, West Indies, were filled with tears when their unfulfilled dream finally came true. The 11-year long wait for this ICC title ended on Saturday. After winning the T20 World Cup trophy, the heroes of the victory Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma said goodbye to T20 cricket.

India won its first T20 World Cup in 2007 and its last ICC title was the Champions Trophy in 2013 in South Africa under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. In the final of the ODI World Cup played in India last year, the team lost to Australia. However, Team India did not make any mistake in this final. Batting first after winning the toss, India scored 176 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs. In reply, South Africa could only score 169 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 20 overs.