"I couldn't have asked for anything more than this. Winning the World Cup is the proudest moment of my life. Thanks to my team-mates. Without them, nothing would have happened. I couldn't control my tears of joy."
Sachin Tendulkar, who's played six World Cups, on his best moment.
"I took a quite few decisions tonight, if we hadn't won I would have been asked quite a few questions: Why no Ashwin, why Sreesanth, why no Yuvraj, why did I bat ahead?! That pushed me and motivated to do well"
MS Dhoni puts a light spin on his selection decisions ahead of India's title win.
"This is unbelievable. The Under-19 World Cup, then the World Twenty20 but this is the most special. For Sachin, for everyone else."
Yuvraj Singh, the Player of the Tournament, sums it up.
"Very proud of everyone, especially Mahela who rose up to the occasion and put up a great hundred. When you look at this Indian team anything less than 350 looks less! They deserved this title, the way they played in front of a great crowd."
Kumar Sangakkara, the Sri Lanka captain, is gracious in defeat.
"All credit goes to Sachin Tendulkar. We played for him. Beating Australia and Pakistan and now this, its a dream come true."
Gautam Gambhir, who gave India the upper hand in the final with his 97.
"It means the world to me. I have been part of the three World Cups. This is for the nation. Thank you very much, we love you. This cup is for the people. Love you India!"
Harbhajan Singh was among several Indian players who shed a tear following India's victory.
"This goes out to all the people of India. This is my first World Cup; I can't ask for more. Tendulkar has carried the burden of nation for 21 years; It was time we carried him. Chak de India!"
Virat Kohli leads the Tendulkar tributes.
Winning moments are special, this is more special - Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar's worldcup dream (every Indians dream). Lifting the Cricket Worldcup after 28 years.., emotionally attached sport of every Indian. seeing our players crying on the field for the victory - We feel like crying - cried with happiness.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni - the captain of Indian Cricket team, the best pressure handler ever as captain. He proved that he is the best in all formats of cricket individually and as a captain. Its not so easy to play in the home country, home supporter's, he handled the pressure brilliantly with amazing and surprising decisions.
Sreesanth - Lucky star to the team. Yes, he is expensive, still a brilliant decision. Hope he will get back to form and give his best for Team India in the coming matches.
Zaheerkhan - Indian Fast Bowler with a lot of experience, accuracy and control over his bowling. His home ground as well, he was smart enough on the field not only today but all the matches he played in this tournament.
Gauti and Virat were amazing. They built-up a concrete base for the run chase. Hats-off guys. Youngsters are proving.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 is a dream to all cricketers. Indian's conquered the cup. Hope men in blue will keep lifting the World Cup in the coming season's.