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India's Jasprit Bumrah during the celebrations of Team India's T20 World Cup 2024 victory parade, in Mumbai last Thursday. Image Credit: ANI

Ahmedabad: Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah expressed happiness at India winning the ICC T20 World Cup and the celebrations since then, saying that he has been “living a dream”.

India ended their 11-year-long ICC trophy drought as Virat Kohli (76), Hardik Pandya (3/20) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/18) starred in Men in Blue’s seven-run win over South Africa in the final at Barbados on June 29.

Virat’s masterclass knock helped India reach 176/7 in 20 overs, while Bumrah and Pandya unleashed a pace choke on Proteas, snatching the match from a losing position to restrict Proteas to 169/8 in their 20 overs.

Taking to Instagram, Bumrah said, “I am so thankful for the last few days. I’ve been living a dream and it has filled me with happiness and gratitude.”

Bumrah earned the ‘Player of the Tournament’ award thanks to his crucial spells throughout the tournament, taking 15 wickets in eight matches at an average of 11.86 and an economy rate of 4.17, with the best bowling figures of 3/7.

The T20 World Cup-winning Indian team after arriving in India met the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi before heading to Mumbai for an open bus victory parade from Marine Drive to Wankhede Stadium. The parade and the meet at the stadium was attended by thousands of fans.