Mumbai: India beat Pakistan in the final of the 5th Blind Cricket World Cup in Sharjah on Saturday to win the title for the second time; and the achievement filled Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Anupam Kher with immense pride.
India won the match by two wickets to clinch the trophy.
Here’s what leaders of the Government of India and the country’s celebrities from various walks of life tweeted:Narendra Modi: Congratulations to our cricket team for winning the 2018 Blind Cricket World Cup! They make the nation proud and inspire every Indian with their game as well as phenomenal attitude. True champions!
President Ram Nath Kovind: Congratulations to India team for winning the ‘Blind Cricket World Cup’! The team showed exceptional skills, grit & determination. The nation is proud of their achievement.
Sachin Tendulkar: Jahan chah wahan raah… As they rightly say, Determination will get you through everything. A big salute to our entire team. Hearty congratulations on winning the Blind Cricket World Cup.