The feeling was beyond ecstasy for the Men in Blue as they held the trophy - Fierce tigers of the team, Yuvraj and Bhajji bursting into tears, Sachin being carried on Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina's shoulders - these are moments that would go down as the most priceless ones in the history of our nation.
Take a look as the Captain Cool's confident boys got their hands on 'Their Precious!'(AFP Photo)
The team has dedicated the trophy to him, he who truly deserves it and yes, the tears of joy that rolled down his cheeks said it all to us! (AFP Photo)
It wasn't just the 32,00 odd people present at the Wankhade stadium who prayed for Team India to win the cup for Sachin but millions of his fans across the globe pitched in in their own unique manner.
Also seen in this picture, Sachin's daughter Sarah and the 'coveted cup'. (AFP Photo)
Photo Courtesy: AFP and NDTV sportsRs.1 Crore Reward for Every Indian Cricketer for Winning the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011
Ka-ching! Some pockets just got heavier, as the BCCI opened its coffers to generously reward the Indian cricketers for their stupendous success over their neighbours.
Every Indian cricketer part of India’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 squad will get a reward of Rs.1 crore each. The BCCI has decided that the cricketers were worthy of a monetary reward for winning the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, much like when the cricketers were rewarded for winning the ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa in 2007.
But the BCCI has not forgotten the men who picked these boys. The Indian selectors may have missed the Mohali match, but they will not complain as they have been granted a reward themselves, richer by Rs.25 lakhs each.
And even Gary Kirsten, the Indian coach, and his support staff will receive parting gifts of Rs.50 lakhs each for their part in making the Indian dressing room conducive for such superlative success.
Expect more perks coming the way of the Indian cricketers after his ascent. The Hyundai Verna awaits them for starters.