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Diwali once again as Mumbaikars celebrate team India's win

mumbai Updated: Apr 03, 2011 00:18 IST

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It was Diwali once again on the streets of India's financial hub as jubilant Mumbaikars celebrated team India's victory in the Cricket World Cup on Saturday night.

The sounds of fireworks and musical instruments like dhol, tashe reverberated throughout the city as the "biggest party on the planet" began.

The crowds which had vanished from the streets this afternoon to watch the match on TV, reappeared after Indian skipper sealed the win over Sri Lanka with a huge sixer at Wankhede here, rejoicing in the great win.

The city's lifeline, the suburban local trains, which were empty in the day, were full of people returning home from the stadium.

Cricket lovers who watched the grand finale of the two-month long tournament, at multiplexes and restaurants, chilled out with friends, after the victory.

Santoshkumar Patil, who managed to get a ticket for the final, attributed the win to the presence of the `almighty' Rajnikant. "How could India have lost with Rajnikant watching the match in the stadium," he said.