Team Dhoni's first day as World Champs
Captain cool MS Dhoni's Men in Blue were at the Raj Bhawan in Mumbai on Sunday. President Pratibha Patil had invited them for tea, their first official engagement after winning the World Cup. Also take a look at how the World Cup victory has resulted in a huge windfall for the Men in Blue.
MS Dhoni's Men in Blue were at the Raj Bhawan in Mumbai for a tea with President Pratibha Patil on Sunday.
The President had invited the Indian cricket team for tea, in the first official engagement for the Team India that trounced Sri Lanka in the World Cup final by six wickets on Saturday.
Also, it's raining crores for the World Cup-winning Indian cricket team.
Here's a look at how the victory has resulted in a huge windfall for the Men in Blue. (AFP Photo)
World Cup winning captain M S Dhoni and wife Sakshi arrive for the reception hosted by the President Pratibha Patil to honour the world Cup winning team at the Raj Bhavan in Mumbai. (PTI Photo)
ICC chief Sharad Pawar and Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan were also present at the felicitation ceremony at Raj Bhavan. (AFP Photo)
Coach Gary Kirsten's wife(L) and Sakshi, wife of Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni stand alongside Anjali Tendulkar(R), wife of Sachin Tendulkar at the reception. (PTI Photo)
It's raining crores for the World Cup-winning Indian cricket team.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took the lead announcing a Rs one crore award for each player and several state governments followed suit. Some states did not announce any cash reward but said the cricketers will be honoured with respective state awards.
Coach Gary Kirsten and other support staff will get Rs 50 lakh each as reward for their contribution, while the selectors will be given Rs 25 lakh each, BCCI President Shashank Manohar said on Sunday. (AFP Photo)
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit announced a award of Rs two crore for Captain M S Dhoni and Rs one crore each for four Delhi players - Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli and Ashish Nehra - after their historic victory. (AFP Photo)
Indian skipper holds the World Cup trophy alongside his wife Sakshi. (PTI Photo)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan announced award of Rs one crore each for Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan, who hail from the state. (AFP Photo)
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa announced his government would honour the victorious cricket players with a residential plot each from the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA). (AFP Photo)
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh will be given a cash award of Rs one crore. (AFP Photo)
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhrayal Nishank promised a residential plot or a house in Mussoorie hill station for Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar, who has been a regular visitor there with his family. (AFP Photo)
A Railway Ministry official said, "The First AC pass will be valid for each member with one companion for unlimited free travel to anywhere in the country." (AFP Photo)
Gujarat Government announced its highest sports honour Eklavya Award for Yousuf Pathan and Munaf Patel. The award carries Rs one lakh and a citation.
Haryana government said it will honour Sehwag and Nehra with the state's best sportsperson of the year award. Sehwag and Nehra have their roots at Jhajjar and Gurgaon respectively.
The Uttar Pradesh government said it will felicitate Suresh Raina and Piyush Chawla with Kanshiram International Sports award.
Indian cricketer Piyush Chawla, holding the Cricket World Cup trophy, is photographed with business tycoon Mukesh Ambani and wife Nita Ambani. (AFP Photo)