Sachin Tendulkar. Pic/ PTI
The Indian blind cricket team defeated rivals Pakistan in the final to retain the Blind T20 World Cup title.
India beat Pakistan by a wicket after chasing down a total of 197 in 20 overs. India achieved the target in 18 overs with Prakash Jayaramaiah scoring a brilliant 99 runs.
Indian cricket stars - past and present - took to social networking website Twitter to convey their warmest wishes to the 'Men in Blue'.
Big congratulations to Indian cricket team for lifiting the World Cup!Being blind is a challenge in itself but to overcome that & play ð— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) February 12, 2017
Congratulations on winning T20 world cup for the blind. Amazing. Hats off!— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) February 12, 2017
Congratulations to India's visually impaired cricketers on winning the World Cup. Delighted. They play our game too.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 12, 2017