The entire country was waiting for this to happen
Kapil had led India to its maiden World Cup triumph in the summer of 1983, and last night`s win was the country`s second in the tournament`s 36-year-old history.
"I don`t think that only I was lonely on the top, it`s the entire country which was waiting for this to happen," Kapil said.
"It`s fantastic and congrats to them."
"Our team deserved it. They are very good and I am very happy for the team and the entire country."
So happy was Kapil that he ignored a question on India`s bowling in the batting powerplay, when they let Sri Lanka off the hook by conceding 63 runs.
"At this stage, I don`t think I will say anything negative. They have achieved whatever they were looking for.
274 is not a small total but at the end of the day, they played well. They bowled well and played like champions.
"This team has everything. I am very happy with Dhoni.
The team played fabulous cricket," he said.