The Indian cricket team’s impressive run in the World Cup ended with a second place finish, but there was still a sense of unity within the squad as they gathered for one last occasion to award the best fielder medal. Presented by fielding coach T Dilip, the winners had been announced in creative ways throughout the tournament, and Virat Kohli was the recipient of the final medal.
The announcements for other medal recipients were made in various creative manners, such as groundsmen holding up signs and the use of the Spidercam. In Mumbai, Sachin Tendulkar announced Shreyas Iyer as the medal winner after India defeated Sri Lanka. In Lucknow after their win over England, the winner was illuminated in the dark stadium. In other locations, the giant screen on the ground, the Spidercam, and even local field crew were used to announce the medal recipients.
One of these unique methods saw Ravindra Jadeja declared as the winner through a dressing-room TV announcement by his fielding coach after India’s semi-final match against New Zealand. Suryakumar Yadav presented him with a touch of poetry before he left with his new prize.