A sample of some of the more interesting tweets this wonderful night:
From Bollywood legend Madhuri Dixit-Nene: Congrats Team India!!! We did it!!!! Great job bringing the cup back!!!From tennis star Sania Mirza-Malik: Thank you Team India:)God bless you.
Yeeaahhhh IIIINNDDIIAAA!Congratulations to all of you and Team India!!you boys have made more than a billion ppl proud and smile:)
Sachin.. What a legend..no words to describe the feeling right now..just very proud to be an Indian like every one of u right now:)
From writer Patrick French: Poonam Pandey, get ready.
From hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani: And the biggest compliment ever:: I cut the captains ahir.. We won the world cup... WhAt u got??
From Newsweek International Editor Tunku Varadarajan: TAKE A BOW, GARY KIRSTEN!!!!!!
From writer Chetan Bhagat: Finally an end to the 1983 videos. Congratulations to all 1,200,000,000 of us!
From Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi: Kudos to team India for the pride they have brought to all of us. Let us keep up this spirit of determination
From British actor Stephen Fry: Congratulations India! What a classic and classy win
From Lalit Kumar Modi: Superb finish.Best Team won.Great cricket all around.Fans globally appreciated it.Surely enlarged the cricket footprint.India Par excellence
Congrats to my friend Yuvi for getting the man of the tournament. He as usual was magnificent. Well deserved.
From Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah: Spare a thought for Sri Lanka. They were worthy opponents and deserve a huge round of applause.
From someone one tweeting as MV at large: 30M babies named Dhoni born next January ;)
From Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao: Glorious victory! Our boys make us so proud! Privilege to be at Wankhede today! Sri Lanka was graceful too in their post match comments.
So much joy on streets of Mumbai - young people as far as eye can see, waving tricolour, jubilant on India winning World Cup. Celebrating!
From television anchor Barkha Dutt: Think I'm going to pass out from exhausted glee and pride. Thank you team india for allowing us to feel this mad senti proud indianness.
You want to understand New India? Come visit us tonight. Pick any street corner. Its like a cloudburst of joy and self confidence
Sonia gandhi among the revellers on the streets of delhi tonight, mingling with happy hysterical fans. Cricket joy contagious!
From writer Samit Basu: i feel i should encapsulate my current state of mind in literary terms. here goes. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
From someone called Mumbai Central: by MumbaiCentral Kris Srikanth has made more out of this world cup than from the '83 one.
Wait a minute wait a minute. Players 1 crore OK. Coach 50 lakhs unfair. But selectors?
Ugh Dhoni I love you but why did you have to wear sleeveless?
From film journalist Taran Adarsh: Kumar Sangakkara is a great cricketer. And a gracious person. Loved his speech. Respect!
From former R&AW chief Vikram_Sood : Virat Kohli's quote has to be the quote of the year. "Sachin has carried the burden of the nation for 21 years. It's time we carried him."
From someone named Sruthijith : Anybody in delhi and staying in are missing the greatest party the city has seen.
From television journalist Maya Mirchandani: WC11 lessons learnt- Determination, Sportsmanship and Grace exist in the subcontinent! All we need to ensure is we keep our eye on the ball
From Indian Express movie reporter Harneet Singh: Sourav Ganguly. Rahul Dravid. VVS Laxman. John Wright. We haven't forgotten you. Team 2011 owes big time to you all.
From Internet enterpreneur Mahesh Murthy: Impromptu convoy of 1000s of vehicles heading to South Bombay...
Was forced out of caqr in Prabhadevi, made to dance on streets as toll tax for being allowed to pass. Gladly paid up :-)
From IPL manager Sundar Raman: India only team to win 60 over, 50 over and 20 over world cups. Incredible India
Interesting chatting to Gilly. When we were 2 down, he said to me India will be outclassed! Told him to BELIEVE! He was gracious to accept!
From economist Vivek Dehejia: And the raucous sounds continue in Mumbai. This truly is the city that never sleeps, especially on a night like this.
From poet Javed Akhtar: My salute to our Team,to their determination, their Courage, their talent. They have made all of us very very proud !!
From Pakistani journalist NadeemfParacha: Fire-crackers went off in parts of Karachi after Indian victory. Indeed, it was cricket that won.
Lost bet money on Pak & now on SL. But Dhoni played like Imran of 1992. Just stay away from politics, mate. Makes zeros out of heroes.
From someone named Anoukh de Soysa: by MumbaiCentral Murali - a legend, a hero and an inspiration. I am honoured to have to been able to watch you play for Sri Lanka...you will be missed :'(
From commentator Harsha Bhogle: suddenly remembered 1983 and the young student who felt proud. it will stay with me for life!!
another match played in excellent spirit between two teams led by captains who are ornaments of the game. they gave us a worthy final
From cricket writer Faisal Shariff : I'm a world champion tonight!From spin legend Shane Warne: A big congrats to both teams on a wonderful tournament & a great final.. India just to good and the best team all the way through - enjoy !
From British singer Jay Sean: BIG UP INDIA for winning the cricket world cup!!!! THATS BIIIIIIG!!!!!! braaaap!
From actor Rahul Bose: The reason you didn't see me on tv was there were a lot of people more famous than me to focus on! That's life,but I assure you I was THERE!
From ESPN Cricinfo: No Jayawardene ton had ended in defeat. No World Cup final ton had ended in defeat. No home team had won the WC. Until today.
From former England captain Michael Vaughan: Well done India.. Great scenes in Mumbai.. The best team in the tournament..
From Amitabh Bachchan: T 326 -WE ARE THE WORLD !! Just back from driving my car in the multitudes sitting on top of the roof waving tricolor and just screaming !!
-NO ONE IS SAYING ANYTHING...JUST SCREAMING !! IT IS BIZARRE !!! ROADS LANES EVERYWHERE JAMMED WITH PEOPLE AND SCREAMS !! NEVER BEFORE
ITS LIKE WE JUST WON OUR INDEPENDENCE !! INCREDIBLE !! INCREDIBLE !!!
DIYA GHUMA KE , GHUMA KE , GHUMA KE !!
-Me superstitious about watching match coz' we lose .. but after 33 for 2, dont know why, sat in front of Tv, till the six from Dhoni
From TajMahalMumbai: Our entire Tower Wing is being lit in blue as a tribute to the team that makes a billion hearts beat a little faster. Go Team India!