India’s impressive run in the World Cup ended with a second place finish, but there was still a sense of unity within the team as they gathered for one last occasion to award the best fielder medal. The medal was presented by fielding coach T Dilip, who had made announcements throughout the tournament in creative ways.
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, various methods were used to announce the medal recipients, such as groundsmen holding up signs and using local field crew.
Ravindra Jadeja was declared the winner after India’s semi-final match against New Zealand through a dressing-room TV announcement by Dilip. Suryakumar Yadav presented the medal with a touch of poetry and had previously been awarded it himself.
Overall, India’s players showcased their creativity and camaraderie throughout the tournament and were recognized for their outstanding performances on field.