As India defeated Pakistan by 89 runs in the most awaited World Cup clash at Old Trafford stadium, Manchester on Sunday, top leaders took to social media to congratulate the team.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah praised the team for the remarkable victory.
“Another strike on Pakistan by team India and the result is the same,” Shah tweeted.
Another strike on Pakistan by #TeamIndia and the result is same.
Congratulations to the entire team for this superb performance.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) June 16, 2019
This was India’s seventh win in the seven matches played against Pakistan in the quadrennial event so far.
India made 336 runs at the loss of 5 wickets in their quota of 50 overs. Wickets kept falling for Pakistan and no player could dig in his heels to make a way for the Men in Green. As rain interrupted the play, the DLS method handed Pakistan an unassailable target of 136 runs off 30 balls. Pakistan lost the match by 89 runs as they could manage only 212 runs in 40 overs.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the Indian Team for playing an “amazing game”.
Congratulations to Indian cricket team for winning the match against Pakistan in #CWC2019. The Indian team played an amazing game of cricket for this victory.
We are all proud of Team India.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) June 16, 2019
Senior BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari, Piyush Goyal and Kiren Rijiju, who is also the Minister of State (independent) for Sports, tweeted congratulations.
The Congress party tweeted “Thank You” for the thumping victory.
— Congress (@INCIndia) June 16, 2019
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot also wished the team.
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) June 16, 2019
विश्व कप में पाकिस्तान के खिलाफ अपने अजेय क्रम को बरकरार रखने के लिए भारतीय टीम को हार्दिक बधाई और आगामी मैचों के लिए शुभकामनाएं। हमें उम्मीद है कि आप विश्व कप जीतकर देश का नाम रोशन करोगे। हमें #TeamIndia पर गर्व है।
— Sachin Pilot (@SachinPilot) June 16, 2019
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti congratulated the India team for a “terrific performance”.
Congrats to #IndianCricketTeam for a terrific performance & making the country proud. Pakistan lost but they surely made twitter more entertaining with their self deprecating humour.
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) June 16, 2019