Incredible feat of Men in Blue

This refers to the Editorial, “Historic Win (July 1)”. From ‘In the air, Sreesanth takes it… India win!’; To ‘In the air, it’s India who win the T20 World Cup… The drought is over!’. Ravi Shastri’s iconic words from the commentary box resonated with millions of cricket fans soon after India vanquished South Africa in the Twenty-Twenty showdown on Saturday.
It took the Indian Men’s Cricket Team decades to accomplish this feat once again. The triumph of lifting and kissing the World Cup after 13 years, an ICC Trophy after 11 years, and a format-specific title after 17 long years is emotionally monumental. Under the ambidextrous captaincy of Rohit Sharma and his company’s superior collective performance, the team’s unbeaten run throughout the tournament, led to their coronation as the new shortest-format world champions.
It’s doubly heartening that Men in Blue made the entire nation proud and showcased their sporting prowess on the global stage. With explosive batting methodology, meticulous bowling strategies and agile fielding, the players exhibited a perfect blend of talent and grit. Head Coach Rahul Dravid’s ultimate challenge, Hitman Rohit’s blossoming career, Ex-skipper Virat Kohli’s insurmountable milestones, and Ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah’s mastery finally culminated in the sweet success of a T20 World Cup win. This victory is not merely a reward for their efforts over the last month in the US-Caribbean region but also a closure to the tenacity and heartaches endured over the past few years, especially following the outcomes of the 2021-2023 ICC World Test Championship and ODI World Cup 2023 finals.
It will altogether be remembered as a one of the historic moments for ages, a chapter that adds to the rich legacy of Indian cricket.
Mahajan Rohan,