PM Modi, Sachin congratulate Indian blind cricket team over World Cup win
Congratulatory messages are pouring in for the Indian blind cricket team after they beat Pakistan in the final of Blind Cricket World Cup. The team successfully chased 308 runs in 38.2 overs.
India won the match by two wickets to spare at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the UAE. Sunil Ramesh with 93 was the top scorer for India. India defeated Bangladesh by 7 wickets in the semi-finals. For Pakistan it was Badar Munir (57), Riasat Khan (48) and captain Nisar Ali (47), who took their side to a mammoth score.
From PM Narendra Modi to the women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj, Twitter is flooded with congratulatory messages.
PM 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!"
"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".
"Congratulations Bhaaiyon. So very proud of you for winning the finals again and beating Pakistan. May you continue to shine and light our hopes."
"Congratulations Team India! Thrilled to know our men in blue are unstoppable! More support, love & attention ought to be paid to this glorious team. "
Indian captain Ajay Reddy has dedicated the World Cup to the Indian Army. This is team India’s second win in fifth attempt. A felicitation program for the players and officials of Indian blind cricket team will be held at Indian Consulate Auditorium in Dubai as well.