New Delhi: The billion fans are hoping and praying for India to clinch the coveted world Cup trophy and best wishes are pouring in from all corners with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi hoping the ''Men in Blue'' would emerge victorious.

As the nation waits anxiously to know the result of the World Cup final, a car bonanza awaited the Indian players if they beat Sri Lanka with auto major Hyundai Motor promising its yet to be launched Verna sedan to all 11 players.

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar and Bollywood celebrities also backed for an Indian win and hoped that batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar will score his 100th international century on his home ground in Mumbai.

"Keep it up is all I would say. I hope India wins," Singh said when asked about his message to the Indian cricket team.

Singh, who watched the blockbuster India-Pakistan semi-final clash along with his Pakistani counterpart Yusuf Raza Gilani, however, will not be travelling to Mumbai to watch the final.

"I will be in Assam then," he told reporters on the sidelines of the Padma awards function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

"The whole nation joins in wishing the Indian cricket team," he said, adding that he would be watching the game as and when he gets time.

Sonia Gandhi, who was campaigning in Assam, hoped the Indian team would bag the World Cup.

"I congratulate the Indian team for winning the semifinal at Mohali and wish them the best for the final", Gandhi said. Sonia and her son Rahul Gandhi had watched the Mohali match.

"We hope they win and bring the World Cup for us. I wish them all the best", she added.
Scores of youngsters across the country also belted out impromptu songs wishing an Indian victory. Groups like ''Indian Ocean'' also came out with special compositions.

(Agencies)