India suffered a heartbreaking exit from the World T20 after their stunning loss to the West Indies at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Thursday, but the cricketing fraternity led by Sachin Tendulkar lauded the home team for its impressive performance and asked the players not to lose heart .
“Tough luck boys. It was a good match and well fought! Best wishes to West Indies and England for the finals. #IndvsWI #WT20,” the Indian batting legend tweeted.
Tendulkar was present at the stadium and watched the proceedings alongside industrialist Mukesh Ambani, Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor and Indian politico Praful Patel.
As the big names from the glamour world watched, India went down to the West Indies in the semi-final by seven wickets.
Among others who lent support to the Indian team were Australian bowling great Glenn McGrath and former England captain Micheal Vaughan.
"What a game!! I've never seen anything like it. @westindies will need next 2 days to get over celebrations tonight #WT20," McGrath tweeted.
Commenting about the match, former England captain Michael Vaughan said on his Twitter account, "Forget the result .... That was a fantastic game of Cricket ... 2 great teams .. Brilliant pitch .. Incredible crowd... Bloody Love T20 .."