Bollywood celebrates Mohali win
Twitter is a busy world, and Bollywood contributes a great deal to it. Here's looking at the best star tweets of the day
After the anxiously awaited India-Pakiatan World Cup semi-final cricket match got over on Wednesday, Bollywood took to Twitter to congratulate the Indian team for the crucial win, and wish them for the final against Sri Lanka on Saturday.
Sushmita Sen tweeted: 'Sooooooooo proud of INDIA!!!:))truly played like World Cup winners!!!! WE ARE READY SRI LANKA!! Bring it on!!!!!!!!'
Akshay Kumar sent out a jubilant tweet as well: 'We are not Just #INCREDIBLEINDIA,We are OUTSTANDING #INDIA as well :) Congrats Boyz u have put Billions of smiles across Billions of faces,more than an Actor Eva could'.
Genelia D'Souza praised Indian captain M S Dhoni: '4all d criticism Dhoni got 4his intial decision,I think its time v all giv him his due..Raina ws fabbb n my fav 4 2day,Team INDIA take a bow.'
Shahid Kapoor raved: 'THAT was the match!!!!!!!! Yeah baby ..... This is how we do it baby!'
Amitabh Bachchan was over the moon. 'INDIA beats PAKISTAN!!! Moves into the final with SriLanka. India breathes normally now .. well played India, congratulations!! The streets outside jammed with revelers, screaming shouting waving the tri color... had not seen this in ages!! Now for the Final Each fall of wicket was greeted with firecrackers and screams throughout the city .. not a vehicle on the road - empty silent!' he tweeted.
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar also congratulated India: 'India outclasses Pakistan at Mohali. Mumbai, get ready for th biggest roar of the season- Ind v/s Sri Lanka in th 2011 World Cup Finals.'
Image: Sushmita Sen
Bouquets for Pakistan too
Pakistan may have lost the match but the team managed to gain quite a few star admirers.
Priyanka Chopra tweeted: 'Well played Pakistan. You guys are formidable opponents. Be proud of what you've achieved this world cup.'
Minissha Lamba hoped to have tea with Shahid Afridi someday. 'Shahid Afridi-So graceful. So dignified. I hope one day I cud invite him to my humble home for a cup of tea,' she wrote.
Shilpa Shetty felt for Afridi's loss. 'Felt bad fr Afridi tho,his reaction after the last ball,well played by Riaz too..Hard luck,but Respect,' she tweeted.
I Hate Luv Storys director Punit Malhotra urged his fans to applaud Pakistan as well. 'Give the Pak players a round of applause as well:) For the first time a sweet, friendly team... Brotherhood and competitive... But in the end its the Indian players that rock!!! Super proud of the Indian team,' he insisted.
Image: Priyanka Chopra
Tears of joy
While most stars couldn't stop grinning about the big win, there were some who shed a few happy tears.
Shilpa Shetty tweeted: 'INDIA WON..n I cried!:)tears of joy!Class act by the indian team,aggression with maturity,lethal combo!Deserve 2 b in the Finals,fab job.'
Shabana Azmi tweeted: 'Its embarassing but inspite of myself I'm CRYING! Congratulations indian team.'
Director Kunal Kohli couldn't control his emotions. He tweeted: 'A stadium full of people singing the national anthem is a moment that over whelmed me.,had tears.Mohali was an experience of a lifetime.'
Image: Shilpa Shetty