Team India rejoice on twitter after lifting Celkon Cup
Indian cricketers took to social media to express their joy at lifting the Tri-nation ODI series trophy and praise skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for steering the team home after a mid-innings collapse.india Updated: Jul 12, 2013 13:02 IST
Indian cricketers took to social media to express their joy at lifting the Tri-nation ODI series trophy and praise skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for steering the team home after a mid-innings collapse.
India beat Sri Lanka by one wicket to lift the title with Dhoni being the hero of the triumph after striking a 52-ball 45.
India's dashing batsman Shikhar Dhawan described this as 'the best two months of cricket'.
Dhoni, returning from an injured hamstring, shared a last-wicket stand of 20 with Ishant Sharma as India reached its winning target at 203-9 with two balls to spare.
"I think I'm blessed with good cricketing sense," he said. "I thought 15 runs was something I can look for, the reason being the opposition bowler was not someone who was very experienced like (Lasith) Malinga or some of the other bowlers. I thought rather than taking chances against a Malinga or a (Angelo) Mathews, I would take it to the end and take a chance against someone who is not so experienced. It worked and I'm happy it worked."
Had been best 2 months of cricket. Going back with 2 trophies.Thankyou everyone for your love and support.
— Shikhar Dhawan (@imshikharD) July 12, 2013
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and batsman Suresh Raina also took to Twitter to express their happiness.
Wonderful victory yesterday ..Flying home with Two trophys ,we r champions...... Jai hind— ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) July 12, 2013
Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who bagged his maiden Man of the Series award, thanked his fans for supporting him.
Phew! What a win. Heroic once again by @msdhoni. Coming home with two trophies!!!!
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) July 12, 2013
Extremely happy for being awarded man of the series for the first time. Thankyou everyone for your love and support.
— Bhuvneshwar Kumar (@BhuviOfficial) July 12, 2013
"Had been best 2 months of cricket. Going back with 2 trophies. Great team effort," he added referring to the Champions Trophy triumph just days before the tri-series.
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin lauded Dhoni for keeping his calm in the tense match.
What a win!!What composure from the man!!!That was the perfect finish,to what's been a great 2 months.— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) July 11, 2013
First Published: Jul 12, 2013 11:01 IST