Shreyas Iyer recreates Messi’s iconic celebration after IPL triumph

Following Kolkata Knight Riders’ historic victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2024 final at the M Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, captain Shreyas Iyer made headlines by recreating Lionel Messi’s iconic FIFA World Cup celebration.

The Shreyas Iyer-led side scripted history with an emphatic 8-wicket win over SRH, clinching the IPL trophy. After the match, Iyer received the trophy from BCCI President Roger Binny and BCCI Secretary Jay Shah. To mark the momentous occasion, Iyer emulated Messi’s famous celebration, reminiscent of Argentina’s World Cup victory in 2022.

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Iyer and his team recreated the epic moment as he handed over the trophy to Rinku Singh, with the entire squad reveling in the glory. This victory marked KKR’s third IPL title, with their inaugural triumph also taking place at Chepauk under Gautam Gambhir’s leadership in 2012.