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Reactions on Social Media to ICC World Cup 2011 Final’s Match!

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SubscribeFiled Under: We Share,by Neeraj

This is no April Fool’s joke – India won the ICC World Cup 2011 final’s match against Sri Lanka today!

A National Holiday was declared in India for the pinnacle of sporting event, which was watched by over a billion people all over the world live on television (and probably millions more on the Internet). After beating Pakistan on March 30th, this was just icing on cake for India.

One didn’t even need to watch the match to know what was going on. The reactions being posted on social networking sites as the game progressed were akin to live commentary and showed the emotional involvement of the fans. The buzz just exploded after India won the Cup.

I wish I could have been in India to experience the energy of the crowd… the electrifying atmosphere – There’s No App For This!

To the uninitiated, nothing brings as much patriotism and emotion in Indian people as cricket (not even such topics as politics, corruption, or Pakistan and terrorism). It is often said that cricket is India’s religion! Cricket is the only thing that brings together people as INDIAN instead of Maharashtrian, Punjabi, Bihari, Gujarathis etc.

Here’s a sampling of the buzz generated on Facebook. See if you can follow the match and get a sense of the tension and excitement!

Picture of the Week #82

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SubscribeFiled Under: Picture of the Week,by Bhakti and Neeraj

In the spirit of the ongoing ICC World Cup Cricket 2011 series that is co-hosted by India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, here is a picture of children playing a pick-up game of cricket on the popular Ganpatipule beach in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, India.  Ganpatipule is famous for its beautiful beach-side temple of Lord Ganesha (also known as Ganpati).