MI invite fans to join IPL title celebrations at Wankhede
The Wankhede Stadium will open its gates this evening to all die-hard supporters of the Mumbai Indians as the team is all set for euphoric celebrations after its second triumph in the IPL T20 cricket tournament.
Rohit Sharma and Co, who are scheduled to leave the city in batches this afternoon, will head to their home venue along with their team mentor Sachin Tendulkar and owner Nita Ambani and the celebrations will begin at 8pm.
"Mumbai Indians want all its fans who have supported the team to converge at Wankhede from 7pm onwards. It will be a celebration like never before," a team official told PTI.
Entry to the stadium will be free and on a first-come-first-serve basis.
This will be the first opportunity for the fans as the last time in 2013, the celebrations were limited as the team owners were out of the country.
Two-time champions KKR celebrated big when they won their two titles in 2012 and 2014, with team owner and Bollywood heartthrob Shah Rukh Khan leading the way with dancing and singing.
Meanwhile, the MI party after winning their second crown in two years at the Eden Gardens, where they had won their maiden title in 2013, continued till early in the morning.
"We just started our celebrations, it's not over yet. Once we go back there will be more. We sang the team anthem, and celebrated every win," said skipper Rohit Sharma after their 41-run thrashing of Chennai Super Kings in the final yesterday.
Amid the showering of confetti, and colourful fireworks, the Mumbai Indians huddled and danced together celebrating their IPL trophy triumph.