An ardent fan of the Indian cricket team Shahrukh Khan was so ecstatic as India lifted the world cup that the joined the celebrations outside his Bandra residence.
Speaking to the media, Shahrukh exclaimed "Chak De India", adding "Now the tattoo 'D' would mean Dhoni". Shahrukh has been sporting a 'D' tattoo on his hand for ‘Don 2’, and has now dedicated it to Indian cricket team skipper M.S. Dhoni.
Actor, Aamir Khan cheered the Indian team from the stands at the Wankhede Stadium and was visibly taken over by emotion as India won the World Cup.
Tears of joy streamed down the cheeks of the members of the mighty Indian team as they repeated history after 28 long years and won the Cricket World Cup to make the nation of a billion-plus people proud.
In a contest befitting the final, the Indian team showed laudable grit, character, iron-willed determination, and ability to withstand the pressure to emerge triumphant over the formidable Sri Lankan batting and bowling attack at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. Chasing the fighting total of 274 runs put up on the board by the Lankans, the Indian team didn’t cave in after losing their most prized openers Virender Sehwag (out for duck on the second ball of the match) and Sachin Tendulkar (18 runs off 14 balls) at the score of 31.
The winning run came from Dhoni’s bat when he whacked the Kulasekara delivery for a sixer, his eyes calmly following the ball as it rocketed into the roaring crowd.
This is the third time in the ten Cricket World Cups so far when the chasing side has gone on to win the finals. This is also India’s second World Cup win after 1983 when Kapil Dev and his boys beat the two-time champs West Indies at Lords.