Given the kind of pressure it was subjected to before the start of the cricket World Cup, Australia's authoritative victory is all the more admirable. The utterly convincing manner of its victories from round one marks this team out as the "invincibles" of the modern era. It used to be news when an Ed Moses or a Sergei Bubka lost, so complete was their domination. So it is now with Ricky Ponting's squad. Sir Donald Bradman, captain of the 1948 Australian team termed the "invincibles," would have approved.

Suresh Manoharan,
Hyderabad

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Australia's relentless march to victory is a lesson for all teams. Individual talent and brilliance have to be harnessed properly to achieve success. Despite their string of victories, the Australians never became complacent.

V.N. Mukundarajan,
Thiruvananthapuram

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The Australians contributed largely to the lack of excitement in the World Cup; all their matches were lopsided. This team must henceforth be stopped from playing in World Cup matches. It should only play a Super Cup with the winner among the rest. The Australians' clear superiority has killed the joy and excitement of one-day games.

S.W.M. Rizvi,
Renukoot, U.P.

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The difference between Australians and other teams has to be their mindset. On big occasions, their mental strength is unquestionable and their collective effort has been the key factor behind the hat-trick of World Cup victories. However, hats off to Sri Lanka for putting up a good fight.

Premkumar Kani,
Chennai

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All those cricketing pundits who had predicted that Australia was no longer a force to reckon with following defeats to England and New Zealand just before the World Cup have been made to look silly.

Ramaprasad N.,
Bangalore

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Ponting and his men deserve wholesome praise for their spectacular victory. That Australia has gone 29 matches without a defeat in a World Cup is a tribute to the team's all-round skills. Sri Lanka too deserves appreciation for its splendid display until the final hurdle, where it lost to the better team.

J. Anantha Padmanabhan,
Srirangam

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The most striking aspect about the Australians is that they never rely on individuals to win matches. If not Adam Gilchrist it would have been someone else. We have seen many belligerent knocks from the willow of Gilchrist in the past, but to do it in a World Cup final requires something extraordinary.

S.T.C. Sudhakar,
Tuticorin

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Every time they lift a World Cup trophy, the rest of the world looks on in envy. No matter what the opposition has in store, the Aussies seem to be prepared for the challenge. The media may speculate about the rifts in the team, the critics may busy themselves calling them arrogant, ill-mannered, etc., but Ponting and his boys swagger past all the hurdles confidently.

Ila Ahalawat,
New Delhi

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The Australians seem to have mastered not only the finer points of the game, but have also conquered the fear and nervousness that plague teams in high-pressure games. Throughout the tournament, the men from Down Under were the only ones who decimated all opposition.

Col. K.S. Rajamani (retd.),
Coimbatore

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The Australian juggernaut continues to march triumphantly ahead. The way South Africa in the semi-finals and Sri Lanka in the finals were brushed aside is exemplary. The fact that their No. 10 and 11 never had to come in to bat in the whole tournament is a testimony to the strength of their top and middle order.

Divakar N.,
Mysore

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Kudos to Australia for winning three successive World Cups. Even had Sri Lanka triumphed in the final, Australia would still have been the best team in the tournament.

Sohan John,
Alappuzha

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In cricket's long history, there have been very few teams that have had so many match-winners as does this Australian squad. Other teams can only win matches among themselves. World Cup 2007 has showed that the gap between the Aussies and the rest is so huge that there is no immediate threat to their world champion status.

C.R. Krishnamurti,
Chennai

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Coming into the World Cup with a five-match losing streak, the Aussies lifted their game admirably and proved to everyone yet again that they are the undisputed champions. The high standards they have set are worth emulating.

Barun Kumar Mahapatro,Berhampur