India's sporting fraternity celebrates World Cup triumph

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the accolades for the Indian kabaddi team after it triumphed in the 2016 World Cup, its third in a row, on the back of a memorable second-half fightback against Iran on Saturday.

India's players celebrate the World Cup win.   -  PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the accolades for the Indian kabaddi team after it triumphed in the 2016 World Cup, its third in a row, on the back of a memorable second-half fightback against Iran here on Saturday. India defeated Iran 38-29, riding on Ajay Thakur’s brilliant performance.

The country was prompt to react to the triumph. “Congratulations to Indian team for winning the Kabaddi World Cup. The team showed exceptional skills, grit & determination. Well done!” PM Modi wrote on his Twitter handle.

Sports Minister Vijay Goel expressed his delight with the achievement. “And our tigers have done it. Victors. Congratulations @IamAnupK & team! #OneBigBlue,” Goel said.

The sporting fraternity too joined in praising the winning team. Olympic medallist boxer Vijender Singh wrote, ” Congratulation team ???? #kabaddiworldcup2016 #IndVsIRN.”





Former India batsman Virender Sehwag wrote, “ Yeh Jazba ,yeh Spirit ,Hamka De De Thakur. Ajay Thakur, you are a rockstar. Haar ke Jeetne waale ko Team India kehta hain. Champions."

Suresh Raina wrote, “Congratulations #IndianKabaddiTeam for wonderful display of skills & winning eight World title." Dhawal Kulkarni wrote, “World Champions at the Kabbadi Worldcup 2016..Well done team India..Made us proud @KabaddiIndia @ProKabaddi #2016KabaddiWorldCup.”

Bengal Ranji Trophy and former India cricketer Manoj Tiwary wrote, “What a proud feeling! Congratulations to the World Champions - Team India ???? #2016KabaddiWorldCup.”

Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh wrote, “ Wah mere shero buraaaah chaaa Gaye.. so proud of you.. love u all..???? Champions! #INDvIRN #kabaddiworldcup2016. We are proud of u.”

Shikhar Dhawan wrote, “What a turnaround, had me glued throughout. Ajay Thakur, YOU BEAUTY!! Congratulations #IndianKabaddiTeam, #Champions of @KabaddiWorldCup ‘16.”

'Domination'

Gautam Gambhir wrote, “Many congratulations to the Indian Kabaddi Team on another World Cup win! A nation watched on as you defined domination in the sport.”

Former India batsman V.V.S. Laxman said, “Congratulations Indian Kabaddi team for winning the #kabaddiworldcup2016 ??Gr8 team effort??You made us proud. Keep it up.”





Sreesanth wrote, “Well done India..congrats for winning the kabaddi World Cup..great team effort..proud moment for all Indians."

Shuttler Gutta Jwala wrote, “#TeamIndia #2016KabaddiWorldCup Wooohoooo champions 2016.”

Actor Shah Rukh Khan said, “Kabaddi...kabaddi...kabaddi. We are home. Congratulations India. Third title on the trot! Well done Anup, Ajay & the whole team. Champions!”

Politician Rajeev Shukla wrote, “Congrats Indian Kabaddi Team for the World Cup win. Great achievement and proud moment for the country #kabaddiworldcup2016.”

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