Love you India

Miracles happen only to those who believe in miracle. - Paulo Coelho

A miracle, my friend, is an event which creates faith. That is the purpose and nature of miracles. - from Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw

What a tournament it was - couldn’t have asked for anything more. Beating Ausies the previous Champions in Quarter Finals, Pakistan in Semis (by counter attacking their aggressive bowling attack) and Sri Lanka in Finals (in a wonderful run chase); this was surely the most well deserved victory.

What followed in the streets of the country was even more amazing. Never before (yes, never ever before) have I seen such a happiness, unity and merry making among crowds. There were more than 3000 people in the streets of Hazratganj (the heart of the City) at 1 past mid-night. No-one was saying anything, just shouting with happiness and congratulating each other with smiling faces. We saw the real youth of the nation all charged up.

The victory of the World Cup has instilled an all new faith among us. Yas, we have done it and yas, we WILL REPEAT IT. Also, it was a complete team effort, with everyone having a part to play.

Thank you Dhoni for your amazing management skills (you are the “Man” as defined in Poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling) on field; thanks Sachin for showing us a face of God; thanks Yuvi for teaching us to “Work Hard - Party HARDER”; thanks Raina for taking away the fear for we always knew that you will take care; thanks Zaheer for showing that regular practice makes champions (will never forget your first 3 maidens as compared to 1st ball of 2003 final); thanks Gambhir & Virat for I know there is still a bright future even after Sachin retires; thanks Sehwag for inspiring us to be ourselves; thanks Munaf for it is wonderful to be so down to earth; thanks Bhajji for you are the face of excitement; thanks Nehra for teaching us to believe in ourselves.

Chak De India - Jai Hind!!!

Pratyush Mittal @pratyush