New Delhi: The Indian cricket team was swamped with congratulatory messages from Bollywood celebrities, politicians, cricket administrators and fellow players on twitterati for lifting its second World Cup after 28 years.
From spin legend Shane Warne and other sportspersons such as Mahesh Bhupathi, Sania Mirza, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Karun Chandhok to Sports Minister Ajay Maken, Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty - all came together on Twitter to congratulate Team India on their remarkable achievement.
While insane celebrations were seen on the streets in all parts of the country, the virtual world on the social networking website came out in a unified voice of joy after the co-hosts India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Saturday night.
"Great stuff Dhoni and team! A well deserved victory in the offing!," tweeted Sports Minister Ajay Maken.
Spin legend Warne was all praise for the Indian team. "Well done again to india - off to first training session with the royals-preparation starts today for IPL 4 - the boys probably had no sleep," wrote Warne.
"A big congrats to both teams on a wonderful tournament & a great final.. India just to good and the best team all the way through - enjoy," he added.
"The revelry on the road is to b seen to b believed! India is celebrating and this is proof:) Never seen anything like this..Yippeeeeeeeee," said Shilpa Shetty, who is also the co-owner of Indian Premier League team Rajasthan Royals. "N History is Made! A timeless moment which will b etched n r minds forever. Wel dne Team India,tk a bow. U made us cry n made r dream com true:)," she added.
Former IPL chairman Lalit Modi also joined in to congratulate the Indian team. "Superb finish. Best Team won. Great cricket all around. Fans globally appreciated it. Surely enlarged the cricket footprint. India Par excellence." "MSD has been a remarkable Captain for India. He has performed consistently. Wish him all the best. Congrats to my friend Yuvi for getting the man of the tournament. He as usual was magnificent. Well deserved," wrote Modi.
He also praised the Sri Lankan cricket team for its consistent performance. "Congrats to Sri Lanka for a brilliant performance throughout the tournament," wrote Modi.
Veteran tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi posted, "No words to describe this chase, Best team in the planet, Team India Hats off.. Amazing effort. we on our way back to join the celebrations!"
Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza, extending her best wishes for Team India, wrote: "Yeeaahhhh IIIINNDDIIAAA! Congratulations to all of you and Team India!! you boys have made more than a billion ppl proud and smile:) Thank you Team India:)God bless you.
"Sachin.. What a legend..no words to describe the feeling right now..just very proud to be an Indian like every one of u right now:)." She further tweeted, "Sri Lanka you guys were great..to put up a total like that in the final and u played great the whole WC..Jayawardhane great innings today."
Olympic silver medallist shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore also took the opportunity to wish the Indian team members. "Congrats India!!! Sri Lanka well fought, you are worthy of our neighbour. While Formula One driver of Team Lotus India's Karun Chandhok tweeted: "Yeeeeeaaaaaaaaaa !!!! What a way to end !!!"
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