Gautam Gambhir was in a state of daze after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's helicopter shot brought home the Cup that Counts.
"We wanted to win it for Sachin Tendulkar. This World Cup is for him," an emotional Gambhir said in a television interview moments after the match ended.
"It's yet to sink in and I don't know when it will sink in," said the southpaw whose brilliant 97 will be etched in the memories of the cricket crazy Indians.
When asked about Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh who were seen shedding tears of joy, Gambhir said, "They have seen nightmare of 2007, so they know how it feels to win World Cup."