Kapil Dev impressed with India U19's dominating performance

India U-19 defeated Australia U-19 in U19 World Cup final by 8 wickets.

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The legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev congratulated the Indian team for lifting the U19 World Cup trophy. He said they made us proud and Dev also lauded their quality of cricket.

India U-19 thrashed Australia U-19 comfortably by 8 wickets. They achieved the target in just 38.5 overs. India opener Manjot Kalra scored an unbeaten century to help his country claim a record fourth U19 World Cup title.

Australia chose to bat after winning the toss and were bowled out for 216 from 47.2 overs, with Jonathan Merlo's 76 their top score.

"A new generation (of cricketers) has arrived which is going to tomorrow play for India. They made us proud. I was watching the match throughout the day. What wonderful cricket they played," Kapil said.

The former India skipper was at the inaugural ceremony of the "Telangana T20 League" cricket tournament. Talking about his connection with the city he said, "When I was a young boy, I played so much cricket here in Hyderabad and Secunderabad." 

By Sihyeu Singh - 04 Feb, 2018

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