New Delhi, June 17: After India defeated Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS method) in their rain-interrupted ICC World Cup clash 2019, wishes congratulating the team poured from across the nation. Political leaders cutting across party lines wished team India for its performance in what was seen as a prestige battle. Celebrities also joined the league and lauded Team India for the magnificent win at Manchester's Old Trafford stadium in England. India vs Pakistan ICC CWC 2019 Match Highlights.
On Monday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah took to Twitter to congratulate India for its stellar victory against Pakistan in the ICC World Cup. In his tweet, Shah compared the win with the surgical strike conducted against the rival country by the Army in 2016. "Another strike on Pakistan by team India and the result is the same. Congratulations to the entire team for this superb performance. Every Indian is feeling proud and celebrating this impressive win," Shah said in a tweet.
Another strike on Pakistan by #TeamIndia and the result is same.
Congratulations to the entire team for this superb performance.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) June 16, 2019
Apart from Shah, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, "Congratulations to Indian cricket team for winning the match against Pakistan in the CWC 2019. The Indian team played an amazing game of cricket for this victory. We are all proud of Team India."
Congratulations to Indian cricket team for winning the match against Pakistan in #CWC2019. The Indian team played an amazing game of cricket for this victory.
We are all proud of Team India.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) June 16, 2019
The Congress party also lauded the men in the blue jersey. "Congratulations team India for incomparable victory against Pakistan. You continuously made the country feel proud. Thank you!" a tweet from the party's official handle read.
विश्व कप में पाकिस्तान के खिलाफ अतुलनीय जीत के लिए Team India को हार्दिक बधाई। आपने लगातार देश को गौरवान्वित होने का अवसर दिया है।
— Congress (@INCIndia) June 16, 2019
Railways Minister Piyush Goyal extended his wishes saying, "Congratulations to Team India for another stunning victory against Pakistan in the CWC 2019. I wish our men in blue all the luck in their march towards the coveted World Cup."
Congratulations to Team India 🇮🇳 for another stunning victory against Pakistan in #CWC2019.
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) June 16, 2019
This is India's seventh win over Pakistan in World Cup. Like the previous six times, the quality of the contest did not live up to the hype created. Pakistan, who sink to the ninth place, now need to win all of their remaining matches to make it to the knockouts.