Post IPL 2017 win, Mumbai Indians receive customised WWE Championship belt

After Mumbai Indians won the tenth edition of the IPL this year, former 14-time WWE Champion and the COO of WWE, Triple H had announced that WWE would be sending a surprise gift to the Rohit Sharma-led team.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 13, 2017 6:26 pm
A day after Mumbai Indians victory, Triple H had congratulated MI and said that something special was heading their way.

After Mumbai Indians won the tenth edition of the IPL this year, former 14-time WWE Champion and the COO of WWE, Triple H had congratulated the IPL winners for securing their historic third title. In a heartwarming gesture Tiple H had also announced on social media that WWE would be sending a surprise gift to the Rohit Sharma-led team. Finally, on Thursday, the gift arrived and it turned out to be a custom made WWE title. The title is on its way to India from the WWE’s office in the USA. The specially made WWE Championship belt has custom-made Mumbai Indians side plates.

It may be recalled here that after MI won the title in May, a day later Triple H had tweeted, “Congratulations, @mipaltan. @WWE has something headed your way! @WWEIndia”. Speculations were rife back then it will be a WWE Championship title. Earlier, Chelsea defender John Terry was given a similar gift.

In the finals of the IPL, Mumbai Indians took on Rising Pune Supergiants and it was the Rohit Sharma-led side which won the thrilling ‘Maharashtra Derby’ at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. With that win MI became the first team in the history of IPL to lift the trophy three times. Chasing 130 to win the final encounter, RPS faltered in the chase as MI scripted a dramatic turnaround to win the match. While Mumbai Indians won their third title, Rohit Sharma won his fourth title.

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