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Press Trust Of India
Mumbai, April 03, 2011
President Pratibha Patil has invited the World Cup champions for tea at the Raj Bhavan in Mumbai on Sunday after Team India defeated Sri Lanka in the finals on Saturday. The President is expecting the M S Dhoni-led squad for tea on Sunday evening, a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said.

Patil had congratulated the Indian cricket team for winning the World Cup after a gap of 28 years with a six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka.

"The road to success has been long and hard. You and your team were tested at every stage," she said in a message to Indian cricket team captain Mahinder Singh Dhoni.

"Dedication to the cause, the strength of character to stay the course and astute leadership, however have finally converted the potential of a talented group of youngsters, the experience of veterans and the hardwork of the Coach and his staff, into the reality of becoming World Champions," Patil said.

"All of you truly deserve the thanks of a billion plus Indians today," she added.