Tendulkar, Big B hail India's success at CWG

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Amitabh Bachchan
New Delhi, Oct 15: Reflecting the kind of high India is riding on following the stellar performance of the host country at the Delhi Commonwealth Game, several celebrities including ace batman Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan have showered praises on the Indian athletes, and the successful and smooth completion of the event.

"101 congratulations to all our CWG champions. Your hard work & various sacrifices have brought laurels to our nation. U make us proud!!!," tweeted master blaster, Sachin Tendulkar.

Asserting that securing the second spot is not something that can be brushed aside, Big B wrote on his blog, "Tonight as we watch the closing of the Commonwealth Games, we cannot but admire the immense thrust forward that this nation has taken. To come out victorious in the 2nd position among all the Commonwealth Countries, is no mean achievement.

"And I would wish to congratulate all those, that diligently worked in getting this impression on our athletes thrust forward, that India has come into its own. That seeing the joy of victory and achievement among our own is the most wondrous site ever."

"Well done India !! May you move forward with similar grit and strength, to greater heights, higher achievements and unmistakable presence. Sport has become our instigator for greater value and presence. It has given us a distinct and respectable identity, one that had not been so forthcoming ever."

Among other Bollywood stars who expressed pride in the country's success at the 19th Commonwealth Games were Dia Mirza, Madhavan, Rahul Bose and Gulpanag.

The former Minister of State for External Affairs, Shashi Tharoor, a very popular member of the country's Twitterati, praised the security at the Delhi Games.

"Real credit for CWG should go to invisible layer of security for pulling off an incident-free event after all the threats," Tharoor tweeted.

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