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President Mukherjee, PM Modi, Sonowal hail Indian cricket team

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 10 March 2015, 05:21 PM

President Pranab Mukherjee, PM Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian Cricket team for victory against Ireland in today’s match of the ICC World Cup 2015.

In his tweet, the President said, “Bravo and well done Team India on the 5th straight win in the ICC World Cup 2015 by winning today’s match against Ireland.”

India today recorded victory in the fifth consecutive World Cup match by beating Ireland by eight wickets to seal the top spot in the Group-B table.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated the Indian cricket team for registering its fifth straight win in the ongoing cricket World Cup Down Under.

Shikhar Dhawan cracked a scintillating century as a rampaging India created a record winning ninth consecutive ICC Cricket World Cup match, including four in the previous edition, by demolishing Ireland by eight wickets to seal the top spot in the Group-B table.

“Superb all-round performance. Congrats Team India! Keep up the momentum,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

In a message, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said: “Win against Ireland has once again proved that India’s consistently fine performance at the tournament is a matter of pride for all Indians.”

He also congratulated Man of the Match Dhawan.  Sonowal hailed skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for becoming the most successful captain for India in the history of the World Cup.

First Published: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 05:17 PM
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