It's party time for proud England

It's party time for proud England
(L-R) England's Tom Curran, Jos Buttler, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Jonny Bairstow, captain Eoin Morgan, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, Jason Roy, Jofra Archer, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett and Liam Dawson pose for a photograph outside 10 Downing Street with the World Cup trophy. AFP
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Harry Hutchinson, who lives in a small town in northern England about 480 kilometres away from London, became an overnight sensation on social media after England's historic World Cup win on Sunday.

The elderly man's euphoric reaction to the title win, which was shared by his grandson Sam Hutchinson on Twitter, captured the mood of the epoch-making moment.

"He's been waiting all his life for England to do this. I'm not really into cricket but a game like the final yesterday I certainly don't mind," the sixteen-year-old Sam tweeted along with a video of his granddad's jubilant celebration following the final which went down to the wire.

Hutchinson reaction - frenzied celebration, jumping up and down, shouting and screaming - was no different than most of the fans who jammed into the St John's Woods metro station adjacent to the Lord's cricket ground after the match.

Two cricket enthusiasts, Tom Harington and Berry May, who came wearing the jersey of Kent County Cricket Club, kept singing and dancing inside the train.

"Oh dear, how come you missed the game," they were seen asking commuters who boarded the train from stations along the route.

As far as young Brits are concerned, whose first love is always football, the cricketing accolades come nowhere near their national team's achievements in the 'beautiful game'. However, many millennial fans, raised on global football, could not hide their excitement when Eoin Morgan's squad were crowned the world champions for the first time in their cricket history.

Though it took a bit of time to sink in, they did not hesitate to express their pride and delight at the national team's momentous feat and basked in the glory of a well-deserved title.

There was a general feeling, even among the English volunteers, that India had the best chances to lift the World Cup. In the final too, they were pessimistic about England's chances.

It was only when England was declared champions by virtue of a superior boundary count after the final ball of the Super Over, frenzied celebrations erupted across the country.

Cutting across colour, creed, ages and ideologies, men and women took to the streets of London to celebrate the victory, some smiling and filming themselves with cellphones.

Local residents, who offered amazing hospitality by wholeheartedly welcoming the guests, too soaked in the carnival-like atmosphere.

It was just fantastic seeing people of different nationalities grouping together and enjoying themselves during the course of the marquee event. Congratulations and thank you, England!

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