Overwhelmed by the success of the Indian cricket team at Mohali, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today wished them success for the final match against Sri Lanka on Saturday.
"(I) wish them all the success. In 1983 when India won the Cricket World Cup, I was Finance Minister", he said, when approached by reporters to comment on India's victory against Pakistan at Mohali yesterday.
India defeated Pakistan by 29 runs at the semi-final match for the World Cup 2011, which among others was witnessed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.
India will face Sri Lanka in the final to be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. The country won the cricket World Cup in 1983 under the captaincyof Kapil Dev.