2011, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 2:30 am (IST)
Saluting Team India
WHEN did we last see such outpouring of sheer joy on the streets of India and in the hearts of Indians as the nation celebrated the success of Team India which emerged triumphant in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup! Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s last sixer not only lofted his team to the top, but also lifted the smog of a season of scandals that had recently engulfed the country.
The Indian cricket team poses for a group photo with President Pratibha Patil during a tea party at the Governor's House in Mumbai
on Sunday. — AFP
cup of joy overflows
Chandigarh, April 3
People had prayed, observed fasts,
some stood on one leg and others resolutely gave the loo a miss during
Saturday’s final in the belief that they could will Team India to win.
The victory, when it came, uncorked spontaneous outbursts of joy around
the country as fireworks lit up the sky, crackers contributed to the
deafening cries as people danced through the night.