President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated the Indian cricket team for its 130-run win over South Africa in the ICC World Cup in Melbourne earlier in the day.
“Hearty congratulations to you and all members of your team on your victory in the match against South Africa, the second of our ICC World Cup 2015 campaign," Mr Mukherjee said in a message to Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
"I am happy to know that this is India’s first ever win against South Africa in World Cup matches," he said.
Mr Modi said the victory had become possible "because of the all-round performance displayed by every member of the team".
"My best wishes for continued success in the remainder of the tournament," he said on micro-blogging site Twitter.