New Delhi: India defeated Pakistan by nine wickets to lift their second successive blind T20 World Cup title. The team had won the previous edition by defeating the same rivals in the final in 2012.
As the men in blue continued their dominance over Pakistan in yet another World Cup, it would have been the champions tag that would have pleased them more than anything.
The nation however erupted in joy to celebrate their heroes' triumph with Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading from the front.
Modi congratulated the Indian blind cricket team for winning the Twenty20 World Cup through a tweet with his account. Here is how social media joined the PM in celebrating this triumph
Delighted that India won the Blind T20 World Cup. Congratulations to the team. India is proud of their accomplishment.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 12, 2017
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 12, 2017
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 12, 2017
Congratulations to India's visually impaired cricketers on winning the World Cup. Delighted. They play our game too.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 12, 2017
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) February 12, 2017
— Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) February 12, 2017
Many Congratulations to the Indian team for winning the Blind t20 World https://t.co/QroUrSoeAc have made us proud!Championssssss!!
— Dhawal Kulkarni (@dhawal_kulkarni) February 12, 2017
Heartiest congratulations to our visually impaired brothers for winning the World Cup by defeating Pak in the finals. Immensely proud. 🇮🇳
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 12, 2017
Congratulations on winning T20 world cup for the blind. Amazing. Hats off!
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) February 12, 2017
Congratulations to the Indian team, world champions in Cricket for Blind.Your win will inspire all Indians who r differently abled.JaiHind
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) February 12, 2017
India win the @blind_cricket World Cup for the 2nd consecutive time. Super!
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) February 12, 2017