Watch – India U-19 boys celebrate their World Cup triumph with dhol and drums

India U-19 team beat Australia in the final by 8 wickets.

India U-19 team celebrating their World Cup triumph | Twitter

India continued their domination in the 2018 edition of ICC U19 World Cup as they thrashed Australia in the final by 8 wickets to lift the coveted title for a record fourth time.

Electing to bat first, Australia were bowled out for 216 runs in 47.2 overs with Ishan Porel, Shiva Singh and Anukul Roy picking up two wickets each.

In reply, Prithvi Shaw and his men chased down the total with 8 wickets in hand with opener Manoj Kalra slamming an unbeaten 101 off 102 balls. The Boys in Blue romped to victory with 67 balls to spare and thereby remained unbeaten throughout the showpiece event.

After pulling off some of the most animated celebrations on the field, Prithvi Shaw and company continued their unique celebration in the dressing room as well.

In a video posted by BCCI on their official website, the boys can be seen dancing to the beats of the drum.

“Dhol, drums and dance: Scenes from India's dressing room. They trained hard for months, but with the World Cup in the kitty, it was time to dance to Punjabi beats and celebrate the historic victory. #BoysInBlue #U19CWC,” the video caption read.


India had earlier won the title of ICC Under-19 World Cup back in 2000, 2008 and 2012. This is the second time Boys in Blue have defeated Australia in the final. Unmukt Chand led India U-19 boys have beaten the Aussies back in the final of 2012 edition.


By Salman Anjum - 04 Feb, 2018

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