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Congratulate Team India for World Cup 2011!

Last updated on: April 02, 2011 22:52 IST

Twenty-eight years after Kapil's Devils brought the World Cup home for the first time, Dhoni's Daredevils secured cricket's biggest trophy in front of home fans at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.

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Despite a strong showing by Mahela Jayawardene, and losing Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar early in the chase, India's young guns -- Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni -- saw the team home under testing conditions, winning by six wickets.

And though this tournament was hyped as being 'for Tendulkar', in the end it was a collective team effort -- Zaheer Khan's three back-to-back maidens, Yuvraj's electric fielding and smart bowling, Kohli and Gambhir's steel and Dhoni's cool and astute captaincy - that resulted in a first ever World Cup for the Little Master.

On this momentous occasion, join us in congratulating Team India on this historic triumph!