New Delhi, March 7:
President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated the Indian cricket team for their four-wicket victory against the West Indies in the World Cup.
The president in his congratulatory message to the team wished them success for the upcoming matches.
“Congrats Team India for victory against West Indies. Good wishes for success in future matches,” Mukherjee tweeted.
“Congratulations to the Cricket Team for the win against West Indies. The Men in Blue seem to be having a great tournament!” Modi tweeted.
A superlative bowling performance and a cool skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni eventually helped India muster a four-wicket win against the Windies to notch their fourth consecutive Pool B victory on a tricky WACA pitch in Perth.
A brilliant bowling performance helped the defending champions skittle out the Windies for 182 in 44.2 overs, with man-of-the-match Mohammed Shami clinching 3-35. In reply, India struggled throughout their chase but a level-headed Dhoni saw the team through in 39.1 overs to qualify for the quarterfinals. (IANS)