India: Billions Celebrate Cricket World Cup Victory

On Saturday, 2nd April 2011, India's men in blue created history in Mumbai's Wankhede stadium when they beat Sri Lanka by six wickets to triumphantly lift the cricket World Cup trophy. No sooner had the Indian skipper hit the last decisive sixer, Indians, both at home and abroad, broke out into celebrations with gusto, savouring every bit of this long-awaited, much-prayed-for victory.

Here are some images from Saturday. Let the pictures tell you their own story.

The World Cup CrowdA crowd watches the match in a shopping Mall in Chennai.

Picture by Flickr user Rakesh Ashok used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Congratulations Team India on winning the Cricket World Cup 2011Team India are the new Champions!

Collage created by Flickr user Eustaquio Santimano, used under CC BY 2.0

Fans cheer from the back of motorcycles and in cars in Rajkot as they celebrate India's victory. Image by Devarshi Pathak. Copyright Demotix.

Indian fans cheer in the streets of Marine Drive in Mumbai. Image by Arindam Dey. Copyright Demotix.

Delhi street celebrations as India won the cricket world cup after 28 years, defeating Sri Lanka in the finals. Image by Sharbendu De. Copyright Demotix

Celebrating India's 2011 World Cup Win over Sri Lanka in NYC
…and fans cheered in other parts of the world too. From NYC (pic above) to the Trafalgar square (pic below), the Indian fans were seen celebrating jubilantly everywhere.

Picture by Flickr user ccho, used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Indian cricket supporters carry the flag of India during celebrations at Trafalgar Square in London after India's win. Image by Behzad. Copyright Demotix.

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