"Watching @stevesmith49 hit #CWC15 winning runs! Congrats @MClarke23 on brilliant ODI career & NZ on great tournament."

–Tony Abbott, Prime Minister

of Australia

"Unfortunately not the result the country was hoping for, but the @BLACKCAPS have still made us all incredibly proud over the past six weeks."

–John Key, Prime Minister of

New Zealand

"Congratulations @cricketworldcup Farewell Clarkey. What a way to go out!"

–Actor Hugh Jackman

"Well played Australia you were the best team by far and your wins from the quarterfinals onwards were clinical and showed your superiority!"

–West Indies great Brian Lara

"Congrats to my great mate @MClarke23 & the entire Australian team, just an outstanding result

To all the Nz team, you won our hearts ! "

–Aussie great Shane Warne

"Australia, you #*+#*#+ beauty!!!"

–Former Australia stumper

Adam Gilchrist

"Congratulations to @mstarc56 on winning the player of the tournament for @cricketworldcup Sensational bowling mate very well deserved #CWC15"

–Former Australia bowler

Glenn McGrath

"Congrats @MClarke23 & team Australia on winning the #WorldCup2015 #FullJoy #CWC15 #63NotOut #Champions-well done NZ! Great finish pups"

–West Indies batsman Chris Gayle

"Very fitting that Australia are crowned World Champions .... #63NotOut #riphughsey"

–Former England

captain Michael Vaughan

"4 title wins in last 5 world cups is a testimony to the Australian cricket culture. Well done Australia!#ICCCricketWorldCup"

–Former India player

Sanjay Manjrekar

"Congrats to Australia. Well deserved Champions. NZ can be proud their campaign too. End of a fabulous WC that has enhanced ODIs reputation"

–Former South Africa

all-rounder Jacques Kallis

"Congrats to the @CricketAus on an outstanding trnmnt. Terrific cricketers, worthy & brilliant co-hosts as @BLACKCAPS surely u were brilliant."

–Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi

"Bad luck @BLACKCAPS but u guys had an outstanding tournament Congratulations to Aus for showing yet again how good is your infrastructure"

–India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh