President, Speaker hail Indian team

March 4th, 2008 - 8:47 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Pratibha Patil

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil and Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee Tuesday congratulated the Indian cricket team for its thrilling win in the Commonwealth Bank series in Australia. Terming the Indian team’s first-ever cricket tri-series title on Australian soil as “fabulous”, Patil said in a message: “This is a victory based on teamwork and strong determination.”

A visibly jubilant Chatterjee told reporters that the Indian team has done a “Chak de!”

“We won a great match. Our players played wonderfully. We must congratulate them. They have done a ‘Chak de’,” Chatterjee said.

India scored a nine-run win in a thriller to clinch the Commonwealth Bank Trophy title with a 2-0 verdict at the Gabba Tuesday.

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