India scripted history after beating Pakistan by two wickets to lift the 2018 Blind Cricket World Cup title in Sharjah on Saturday.
Batting first, Pakistan amassed 307 for eight in 40 overs, courtesy some useful contribution by Badar Munir (57), Risayat Khan (48) and captain Nisar Ali (47).
For India, Deepak Malik and Rambir picked up two wickets, while Sunil Ramesh took one. Sunil Ramesh then blasted a scintillating 93 off just 67 balls and skipper Ajay Reddy scored 62 off 60 balls guiding India to reach the target with an over to spare.
Team India has now retained the trophy that they had won in 2014 after beating the same opponents at Cape Town in South Africa.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 20, 2018
The cricket fraternity was ecstatic after the momentous win by the Indian blind cricket team and shared their good wishes on Twitter.
Here are some of the tweets:
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) January 20, 2018
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) January 20, 2018
Jahan chah wahan raah… As they rightly say, Determination will get you through everything. A big salute to our entire team. Hearty congratulations on winning the #BlindCricketWorldCup. #TeamIndia🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/y9wfRH1JEP
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 20, 2018
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) January 20, 2018
— Manish Pandey (@im_manishpandey) January 20, 2018
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) January 20, 2018
The loss of sight does not impair the qualities of mind and individual. This has been rightly proven by our visually impaired Cricket team by lifting the World Cup once again by beating Pakistan. Congratulations to the champions.. 👍🏻 #BlindCricketWorldCup #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/TEAz81KqlT
— Bhuvneshwar Kumar (@BhuviOfficial) January 21, 2018
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 20, 2018
Congratulations to the Indian team for winning the cup..Very well done!!Jai Hind 🇮🇳 #BlindCricketWorldCup
— Dhawal Kulkarni (@dhawal_kulkarni) January 20, 2018
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) January 20, 2018
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) January 20, 2018
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 20, 2018
Congratulations to the Indian team for winning the cup Jai hind 🇮🇳 #BlindCricketWorldCup
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) January 20, 2018
Congratulations to each and every member of the Indian team for winning the #BlindCricketWorldCup
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 20, 2018
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) January 20, 2018
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) January 20, 2018