Team India achieved a historic milestone with their victory in the T20 World Cup 2024 Final against South Africa at Kensington Oval in Barbados. The win marked a significant triumph after a wait of 11 years since their last ICC trophy.

End of an 11-Year wait

The celebrations were jubilant as Team India broke their 11-year drought by claiming the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 trophy. The team’s perseverance and dedication were evident as they celebrated their hard-earned victory on the global stage. Notably, India last won an ICC trophy back in 2013 when MS Dhoni-led Men in Blue won the Champions Trophy.

Fairy tale ending for coach Rahul Dravid

Head Coach Rahul Dravid bid farewell to his coaching stint with a fairy tale ending as Team India clinched the T20 World Cup. The emotional scenes of Dravid being lifted by players and his heartfelt interactions with the team reflected the culmination of years of effort and dedication. The emotional moment captured the team’s elation and marked a fitting conclusion to Dravid’s coaching tenure.

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Dravid reflects on the historic win

Dravid, reflecting on Team India’s triumph, described it as a culmination of a meticulous two-year journey. Emphasizing the process of team construction and skill development since he took charge in 2021, Dravid highlighted that the victory represented more than just winning a single tournament. It symbolized the growth, resilience, and collective effort of the team over a significant period. Dravid’s sentiments underscored the depth of emotional investment he and the players had in achieving success on the global stage.

“This was a journey of 2 years, this T20 World Cup. The construction of this team and the kind of skills we wanted, the players we wanted. The discussions started when I started in 2021 and this is not the work of just this World Cup win as it feels like a journey of 2 years,” said Dravid after the game.

Gratitude for Coaching Success

Expressing gratitude for winning an ICC trophy as a head coach, Dravid acknowledged that while he did not achieve such success as a player, coaching this team to victory was immensely fulfilling. He credited the players for their dedication and hard work, emphasizing that their efforts made the achievement possible.

“As a player, I was not lucky enough to win a trophy but I gave my best and I was lucky enough to be given an opportunity to coach a team, I was lucky that this bunch of boys made it possible for me to be able to win this trophy. It is a great feeling, it is not like I was aiming for some redemption, it was the job I was doing and it has been a great journey,” Dravid said

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