New Delhi: India`s under-19 cricket team was swamped with congratulatory messages from politicians, cricketers and corporate bosses on twitterati for lifting its third U-19 World Cup title after a gap of four years at Townsville on Sunday.
From senior cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh to Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken, corporates Anand Mahindra and Vijay Mallya - all came together on Twitter to congratulate the Indian colts on their remarkable achievement.
While the junior Indian team did a Usain Bolt by striking his trademark `To The World` pose after lifting the coveted trophy, players and other celebrities used social networking sites to express their joy after the visitors beat formidable defending champions Australia by six wickets at Tony Ireland Stadium.
"Champions champions champions. Well done India U-19 boys for bringing another world cup home. Very proud of u all. So happy. God bless u all," tweeted India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.
Yuvraj Singh wrote: "Proud of the colts!! Congratulations to the u-19 boys for winning the world cup! well played captain @UnmuktChand."
Sports Minister Maken posted: "Congratulations"
India middle-order batsman Manoj Tiwary was all praise for the Indian team.
"Thank you India U19 Team for making us proud by winning the World Cup trophy. And great inning by @UnmuktChand9 and well played Smit Patel."
Indian Premier League Commissioner, Rajeev Shukla, extending his best wishes for Team India, wrote: "Congratulate Indian U19 team 4 a spectacular performance 2 lift the World Cup. Australian team deserves praise 4 putting up a good show too."
Former IPL chairman Lalit Modi also joined in to congratulate the Indian team.
"Congrats to the Indian Under 19 Boys for bringing home the Cup. These Boys are our Future," he posted.
West Indies opener Chris Gayle wrote: "Great news. India won the U19 world cup. India beat Australia in world cup Final Congrats team India."
UB Group chairman and owner of Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL team, Vijay Mallya tweeted: "Congrats Team India. Under 19 World Cup Champions. Good inspiration for the senior national team in the forthcoming World Cup."
Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group also praised the team for its performance.
"This is what is so infectious about India:the FUTURE is always better&brighter.Congratulations to the Under-19 World Cup Cricket team..!" Mahindra wrote.
Beijing Games gold-medallist shooter, Abhinav Bindra congratulated the team, saying it was great to watch the match.
"Well done Unmukt Chand! Great to watch. Congrats to the team!", he wrote on his Twitter page.
Former Indian spinner Murali Kartik wrote: "Well done the Under-19 lads..Congrats."
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said the young cricketers have done the country proud.
"Our cricketers have done us proud yet again. Congratulations to the young players for winning the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup".
Former India opener Aakash Chopra was also full of praise for the youngsters. "The rewards of diligent and thorough preparation over the last 2 years. Well done BCCI. Well done young Team India".
First Published: Sunday, August 26, 2012, 18:27