India salutes cricket World Cup heroes

April 3rd, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI  

Sachin Tendulkar Mumbai/Delhi, Apr 3 (ANI): Cricket fans across the nation cheered Team India and conveyed their best wishes a day after they lifted the tenth Cricket World Cup with a six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka.

In Mumbai, people expressed their happiness, saying Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar’s dream was fulfilled.

“I am deeply happy from core of my heart. I am satisfied and Sachin’s dream has been fulfilled,” said Venkat Rao, a newspaper seller.

In Delhi, people said India has broken the monopoly of the Australian cricket team and commended skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and batsman Gautam Gambhir.

” After 1983, we won World Cup and we broke the monopoly of Australian players,” said Sanjay Verma, a cricket fan.

Fans in Bangalore said it was a great pleasure to see India win the cup.

“It was a very great pleasure to see India win and it was very nice India won and I am very happy that India won the ICC World Cup,” said Shehzaad, a cricket fan.

“My expression is ‘wow’. This is something great, which India actually wanted it after 83 (1983). It was a great win and I really appreciate the players because they have come up with a good win,” said Imran, another cricket fan.

India scripted a glorious new chapter in their cricketing history last night by regaining the coveted Cricket World Cup after 28 years. The last World Cup victory for India came against the West Indies in 1983 at Lords in England.

In the nerve-wrecking summit clash of the 2011 edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup tournament at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets.

With this win, India has become the first nation to win the World Cup on home soil.

The win was also a fitting farewell to coach Gary Kirsten, for whom it was his last day as Indian coach. (ANI)

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