Cricket World Cup: Former cricket stars congratulate India team on social media
Congratulatory messages poured in from all corners as former cricket stars took to social media to applaud India's resounding win against Bangladesh in the World Cup quarter-finals, here on Thursday.
Melbourne: Congratulatory messages poured in from all corners as former cricket stars took to social media to applaud India's resounding win against Bangladesh in the World Cup quarter-finals, here on Thursday.
Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath is amazed at the one-sided games so far in the knockout stage and hopes that his country also has it easy against Pakistan in the third quarterfinals tomorrow.
"Well played @BCCI on a convincing win over @BCBtigers Both quarter finals have been one sided. Will the trend continue tomorrow?," McGrath tweeted just after India's 109-run win at the MCG.
India now await the winner of the Australia-Pakistan clash in the semi-finals and former Aussie top-order batsman Damien Martyn feels that the 'Men in Blue' are in dangerous form for any side that moves into the last-four stage.
"A fantastic display today by @BCCI far to good in all areas. They are a side in very dangerous form leading into the S/F," Martyn said on twitter.
Former India captain Bishen Singh Bedi was indeed pleased with India's clinical showing but advised Bangladesh not to lose heart after going down to the defending champions.
"Well done India once again..Terrific team effort.Keep up the gr8 work lads & do us all PROUD!God Bless!!", the spinning great tweeted.
"Bangladesh lost 2 World Cup holders.. No disgrace in that at all..!!Reaching quarters 1st ever time was an achievement in itself...!!," he said in another tweet.
Another spin king Anil Kumble was not only appreciative of India's efforts but also hailed skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who achieved the feat of registering 100 ODI wins as captain.
"Great knock @ImRo45 well done team India. In SF now. Congrats @msdhoni on your 100 victory. Make it 102!!!! This cwc2015," Kumble said on twitter.
Former India batsman VVS Laxman also praised the team in a series of tweets and had a word of appreciation for the young Bangladesh side.
"Congrats India for winning the quarterfinal in a comprehensive manner.The bowlers keep improving & impressing.Clinical performance #CWC2015"
"Bangladesh may have lost the QF but they should b proud of their performance& the way their youngsters played in this World Cup.Good luck:)," Laxman wrote on his twitter handle.
Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar also expressed his happiness over the way Dhoni's side outplayed Bangladesh in all the departments. Praising the Rohit Sharma's match-winning 137, Sachin, who was part of the teams 2011 triumph Mumbai, also hopes that India can defend their title successfully.
"Terrific all round performance team India. Keep it going for two more matches. Loved the attitude on the field and the execution of the plans. Congratulations @ImRo45 on a well constructed 100 and great job by the bowling unit #CWC15," tweeted the batting maestro.