Air India’s special chartered flight ‘AIC24WC’, carrying India’s winning T20 World Cup team, has grabbed global attention as the most followed flight on Flightradar24. The flight took off from Barbados and became a beacon of excitement for fans eagerly awaiting the return of their cricket heroes.

On X (formerly Twitter), Flightradar24 announced: “Our most followed flight right now: T20 World Cup champions India on their way home.”

Real-time data from the flight tracking portal showed that over 5,252 users were closely following the journey of ‘AIC24WC’, symbolising India’s triumphant return after winning the 2024 T20 World Cup.

YouTube personality Mufaddal Vohra also shared updates, reporting that 4,032 users were following the flight, highlighting the huge public interest in the team’s journey.

The flight’s call sign, ‘AIC24WC’, stands for more than just a routine trip. It symbolises India’s historic World Cup victory (’24WC’ for the 2024 T20 World Cup) and reflects the country’s pride in its cricketing achievements.

Team India are scheduled to land in New Delhi early Thursday morning. They will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi before boarding a charter flight to Mumbai.

In Delhi, the players are given the honour of being congratulated by the Prime Minister and having breakfast with him.

The celebrations will continue with a planned open-top bus parade from NCPA, Nariman Point, to Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, where BCCI Secretary Jay Shah will award the team the prestigious prize money of Rs 125 crore for their outstanding performance.

India’s win over South Africa to secure their second ICC T20 World Cup title marks a major milestone in cricketing history, ending a 13-year wait for an ICC trophy. Despite challenges such as Hurricane Beryl that affected their stay in Barbados, the team’s resilience and skill shone through and they won hearts across the globe.

(input from ANI)