Winning moments at the Final
President Pratibha Patil and her Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapakse will top a high-profile list of people who will watch the cricket world cup final between India and Sri Lanka in Mumbai on Saturday. Here is a look at the big names that will adorn the Wankhade stadium on Wednesday.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi with the fans. (Photo: AP)
Sonia with the fans. (Photo: AP)
Sonia Gandhi celebrates India's win with people on the streets in Delhi.
King Khan of Bollywood, SRK couldn't resist stepping out of his home after India won the World Cup.
SRK cheers for Team India!
Sachin and his daughter Sara celebrate their big win! (Photo: Getty Images)
Nita Ambani is ecstatic as Rajinikanth looks calmly at the field. (Photo: Getty Images)
Aamir waves the Indian flag!
One-and-all cheer for India in the last few overs of the game.
Rajinikanth and his daughter Soundarya looked low.
A saddened Rahul Gandhi.
Nita Ambani and Aamir seem to have lost hope after Sachin got out.
Soha seems to find some solace with Kunal Khemu's presence.
A solemn Shahid Kapoor.
Sachin's son Arjun watches his daddy play!
Arjun watches the match from the stands. (Pics: Getty Images)
Union Minister Kapil Sibal, Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray, actors Rajinikanth and Aamir Khan watching the final match.
Mukesh and Nita Ambani cheer for India, along with Rajinikanth and Aamir Khan.
Rjinikanth enjoys a moment with Nita Ambani and Vinod Khanna.
Rahul Gandhi watches the World Cup final in Mumbai.
Rahul Gandhi reaches out to meet some fans.
Rajinikanth roots for Team India, complete with the India jersey.
Nita Ambani, Aamir Khan, Shashi Tharoor, Kiran Rao and Mukesh Ambani watch the India-Sri Lanka match. (Photo: Getty Images)
Mukesh Ambani, Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray, his wife Rashmi Thackeray and son Aditya Thackeray at the match.
Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao watch Preity in full form.
Industrialist Mukesh Ambani interacts with Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray.
Mukesh Ambani and Sunanda Pushkar in the top box.
Praful Patel and Sunanda Pushkar.
Mukesh Ambani stands with Mr and Mrs Tharoor.
Rahul Gandhi is all smiles.
Ranbir Kapoor didn't get any of his girls along.
Aamir and Mukesh indulge in a serious discussion.
Ajay Jadeja with his wife Aditi and son.
Sehwag's wife Aarti with their son Aryavir, while Dhoni's wife Sakshi looks on.
Aamir looks away with folded hands...
Aamir's caught up in the moment.
Kapil Sibal, Industrialist Mukesh Ambani, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao cheer for Team India.
Preity messaging during the crucial match?
Shahid Kapoor cheers for the Indian team.
Rahul Gandhi in the stands.
Anusha Dandekar cheers for Yuvi and Dhoni.
Soha and Kunal seem in high spirits as the game develops.
Brother Saif Ali Khan came sans Kareena Kapoor.
Soha Ali Khan cools off with a bandana, like always.
The President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa and the President of India Pratibha Patil intently watch the match unfold.
ICC President Sharad Pawar with Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir at the match.
Raveena Tandon in full form. Go Team India!
Six weeks and 48 matches later, the Indian cricket team is just one step away from realising its dream of clinching the cricket world cup, a dream that has not been realised since 1983.
The cricket fever has also gripped the politicos in the nation and many eminent personalities will adorn the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday
President Pratibha Patil and her Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa will top the high-profile list.
Here's a look.
Adam Gilchrist walks in.
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa landed in Mumbai for the India-Sri Lanka final.
"The President wants us (Sri Lanka) to win the World Cup as a tribute to Muttiah Muralitharan who retires from international cricket after this World Cup," Rajapaksa's spokesman had earlier said.
Anil Kumble and Sangeeta Bijalin enjoy the match from the stands.
Senior BJP leader L K Advani will be at the Wankhade stadium to watch India take on Sri Lanka in the much-anticipated final encounter.
In this picture, L K Advani arrives at the Mumbai airport.
Ragini Khanna and Mansi Parekh cheer for India.
In this picture, BJP leader Shanawaz Hussain at the Mumbai airport.
Suniel Shetty and Gautam Singhania gear up for the second half.
Ameesha Patel arrives at the stadium.
Vivek Oberoi and his wife Priyanka answer a few questions.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa shakes hands with BJP senior leader LK Advani.
Indian President Pratibha Patil and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa have a word during the tense CWC final match.
ICC President Sharad Pawar welcomes Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa as he arrives to watch the match.
ICC President Sharad Pawar, Union Minister Farooq Abdullah and other dignitaries watching the final match.