Kolkata: Carlos is a champion, Marlon is a champion, Gayle is a champion, Sammy is a champion, everybody knows West Indies are champions —this was the track that rang all night long in Kolkata after Calypso cricket made a strong statement to the entire world.
— ICC (@ICC) April 3, 2016
West Indies created history being the only team to clinch the ICC World T20 twice (2012 and 2016) after a nerve wracking encounter against England in the summit clash at Eden Gardens Sunday night.
Members of the champion team were seen acing moves of the ‘Champion Dance’ on the field, in the team bus and even after reaching the hotel as celebrations carried on till wee hours of Monday morning.
Earlier, the Caribbeans were overjoyed after they upset India in the semifinals on Thursday. After the match, Windies captain Darren Sammy and all-rounder Dwayne Bravo led the team back to the hotel doing a celebratory jig to the song “Champion”, a single written and sung by Bravo himself, blaring from a portable speaker in Sammy's hands.
As the chorus of ‘champion..champion’ echoed, Sammy and Bravo continued dancing to applause from the team’s support staff and members of the West Indies’ women's team, who also made it to the final and will face Australia for the title, while hotel staff and guests looked on, amused.
Windies return to an amazing reception from their fans as well as Indian fans. Then they break out the #CHAMPION dancePosted by Windies Cricket on Thursday, 31 March 2016
Celebrating wins with dance has become a bit of a West Indies trademark.
The West Indian side was in a mood to celebrate right after their semifinal win over MS Dhoni-led Indian side. While Dwayne Bravo and Chris Gayle led from front in celebrations inside the dressing room, others too joined the party.
Inside the dressing room as the Windies celebrate their win over India in Mumbai. Onto Kolkata for the big finalPosted by Windies Cricket on Friday, 1 April 2016