Cong hails Mohali spirit

New Delhi: Congress tonight hailed the "Mohali spirit" with India and Pakistan mixing cricket and diplomacy in a bid to normalise ties between them.

"It is satisfying to note that this match has been played in a real sportsmanspirit. It is also reflected in Prime Manmohan Singh`s extending invitation to his Pakistan counterpart Yusuf Raza Gilani and he gracefully accepting it," AICC media department chief Janardhan Dwivedi said.

"We should hope better understanding and relationship between the two countries in future," he added.