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Former cricket stars congratulate India team on social media



Melbourne: Congratulatory messages poured in from all corners as former cricket stars took to social media to applaud India’s resounding win against Bangladesh in the World Cup quarter-finals, here today.

Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar also expressed his happiness over the way Dhoni’s side outplayed Bangladesh in all the departments. Praising the Rohit Sharma’s match-winning 137, Sachin, who was part of the teams 2011 triumph Mumbai, also hopes that India can defend their title successfully.

Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath is amazed at the one-sided games so far in the knockout stage and hopes that his country also has it easy against Pakistan in the third quarterfinals tomorrow.

India now await the winner of the Australia-Pakistan clash in the semi-finals and former Aussie top-order batsman Damien Martyn feels that the ‘Men in Blue’ are in dangerous form for any side that moves into the last-four stage.

Former India captain Bishen Singh Bedi was indeed pleased with India’s clinical showing but advised Bangladesh not to lose heart after going down to the defending champions.

Another spin king Anil Kumble was not only appreciative of India’s efforts but also hailed skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who achieved the feat of registering 100 ODI wins as captain.

Former India batsman VVS Laxman also praised the team in a series of tweets and had a word of appreciation for the young Bangladesh side.

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