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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Social media is abuzz with a joyful outpouring of reactions as Team India surpassed challenges posed by the spirited Bangladesh team on Tuesday night. Politicians, Bollywood celebrities and the majority of Indian citizens are cheering as the Indian Cricket Team stormed into the Semi-Finals of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup.

    It was celebrations galore on Twitter across India as the Indian Cricket Team overcame the Bangladesh hurdle, cruising through to the advanced stages of the Cricket World Cup being hosted in England.

    Team India beat team Bangladesh by 28 runs on Tuesday night in a nail-biting match, after scoring a mammoth 314/9 by batting first. With this victory, the team won its 6th match in the tournament.

    The glamorous B-Town was highly enthusiastic, sharing their feelings on social media and cheering up the team. Bollywood celebrities cheered the cricketers on, urging them to bring the cup home from England.

     

    The mainstays of Indian politics were led by Indian Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal who showcased their love for cricket and the mood of the nation. These top leaders wished the team success in going all the way and lifting the coveted world cup trophy.

    Former Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore who also happens to be a proud Olympic medal winner from 2004, also extended his best wishes to the team.

    The 'Men in Blue' as Team India is called, managed to redeem themselves from a disappointing defeat dealt by England on 30 June. Thus expectedly, the Twitterati were abuzz with congratulatory messages for the cricketers who are being hailed as the toast of the nation.

    Team India is set to play their last league game on 6 July against Sri Lanka. However, the match would be a dead rubber as India has already scored 13 points on the table, which is sufficient for a semi-final berth in the World Cup.

     

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