NEW DELHI: India’s crushing defeat of Pakistan in the World Cup cricket match in Mohali Wednesday brought cheer to Bollywood.Stars like Abhishek Bachchan, Sushmita Sen, Anupam Kher and Shilpa Shetty hailed the boys in blue for overcoming the Pakistani challenge.
This is what they had to say on social networking site Twitter:
Abhishek Bachchan: Maa tujhe salaam… Aur SACHIN aapko bhi! Well done team India… Diya ghumake!
Shilpa Shetty: 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 (sic)
Rahul Bose: Done! And dusted! The battle of the captains is decided beyond doubt!
Sushmita Sen: Sooooooooo proud of INDIA!!! Truly played like World Cup winners!!! WE ARE READY SRI LANKA!! Bring it on!!! Thank you PAKISTAN for a memorable World Cup Semi finals… a worthy n a graceful opponent!!! WELL PLAYED!!! God bless!!!!
Anupam Kher: Congratulations!! Even in London we can hear joyous & excited sounds of VICTORY. It was nice to see Sonia Gandhi minus her composure.
Priyanka Chopra: Oh my god! What a show of class Team India! The world cup awaits you in Mumbai! Can you hear the unified sound of pure joy… Indiiiiiiiaaaa!
Divya Dutta: It’s overwhelming how this amazing win has united everyone in sharing n celebrating!!!! Never before like this before! What an ecstatic moment! To see the win moment and everyone right from the biggies letting their guards down and soak the euphoria! Proud of team India.
Shekhar Kapur: The best 2 teams now in World Cup finals. Look forward 2 grt final.
Genelia D’Souza: For all d criticism Dhoni got for his intial decision, I think it is time we all give him his due..Raina was fabbb and my favourite for today today,Team INDIA take a bow
Aarti Chhabria: So ecstatic!!! Congratulations to all the players of our Indian team and each one of us Indians. Let the party begin! Chak de!
Pritish Nandy: So India versus Sri Lanka, finally. As predicted. But what an astonishing game!
Shabana Azmi: It’s embarrassing but in spite of myself I’m CRYING! Congratulations Indian team!
Diya Mirza: YAY YAY YAY! Well played Pakistan! Congratulations India! Proud to see the camaraderie and respect between both team.
Konkona Sensharma: Thriiilllleeeed!! But little bit feeling bad also for Pakistan..
Madhur Bhandarkar: India outclasses Pakistan at Mohali. Mumbai, get ready for the biggest roar of the season – Ind v/s Sri Lanka in th 2011 World Cup Finals.
Genelia D’Souza: We wonnnn.. We freakin won.. Welllllll done our heroes.. Yippppeeeeeee .. Bring on d finals nw..
Sonakshi Sinha: We have won. Bolti bandh.
R. Madhavan: The BEST part was 2 see the camaraderie and mutual respect between the 2 teams- Not long B4 the two nations feel the same. God willing.
Riteish Deshmukh: Hum jeeeeeeeeeeettttttt gayeeeeeeeeeee. Mubaaaarkaaaa mubaaarkaaaaaaaa INDIA
Neil Nitin Mukesh: What a win! What a match!
Sophie Choudry: Well played Pak & yes I do think Afridi is a fantastic player but team India ROCKS!Yaay!My shoot came 2 a standstill last 3overs!Haha!Awesm!
Aftab Shivdasani: Indiaaaaaaa take a bowwwwww! Jai hind!
We’ll win the final also: Shah Rukh Khan
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who caught the historic India-Pakistan World Cup semifinal with a group actor of friends at his residence Mannat, said India was going to win the final as well.
King Khan is going to watch Saturday’s India-Sri Lanka final at Wankhade Stadium with his children.
“We will win the final also. I have bought an extra T-Shirt for that… so I have to go there and watch the finals Inshallah! The kids want to go and see,” Shah Rukh told reporters at Mannat.
In the high-voltage match, master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar missed his 100th international century by 15 runs.
The actor, sporting a Team India T-shirt with denim jeans, said such great players shouldn’t be put under pressure.
“Sachin is the peg for the team and I think 85 is a great score. You know, for Sachin Tendulkar you needn’t worry if he misses century once. I think we shouldn’t put such pressure on him. He doesn’t come under any pressure because he is used to it,” he said.
Shah Rukh was watching the match with Karan Johar, Farhan Akhtar, Sussanne Roshan, Karishma Kappor, Sanjay Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, Arjun Rampal, Prateik Babbar, Chunky Pandey, among others.