30 March 2015
Thousands celebrate in Melbourne on Monday
Victorious Australian players signed autographs and took selfies with fans as the celebrations continued
The fans had waited for a while, but they finally got to see the victorious team
The celebrations, which began soon after the winning runs over New Zealand were scored, gathered in momentum as the night went on. There were mid-pitch celebrations at 2am, a lot of clubbing, selfies at sunrise and then a victory parade at Federation Square on Monday, where thousands were assembled.
The fans had waited for a while, but they finally got to see the victorious team, all sporting stylish shades, perhaps to hide the bleary eyes. Just how hard the players celebrated was evident when Aaron Finch revealed he hadn’t changed out of his playing gear till 10.30am in the morning, when he had a shower!
“It’s an incredible feeling. It’s something you can only dream about as a kid and for it to come to reality is just unbelievable,” said Finch. “I think we’ve got every right to celebrate as long and as hard as we want.
"We sung the song out in the middle of the MCG just before they dug up the wicket. Hadds (Brad Haddin) wanted us to sing the song where he claims he took another hanger, so you just do as the songmaster tells you.”
The players walked around and spoke to the crowd, signed autographs, took selfies and some even broke into song. There was no one person who led the celebrations though. When Clarke was asked the question, all he could muster was: “The whole squad is doing pretty well at the moment.”
All of Fed Square was swathed in green and gold. The Australians, they know how to celebrate.
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