India Under 19 were successful in giving Indian cricket fans a reason to celebrate. They beat Australia comfortably by eight wickets to win the ICC U-19 World Cup 2018.
This was men in blue's 4th U-19 World Cup title -- the most by any team.
It was Manjot Kalra who played an exceptional innings in the final. Kalra crushed the Aussies under his ton. Chasing just 216, India crossed the finish line with 67 balls to spare.
Just like his innings, the Delhi batsman has been praised for his looks too. Fans are comparing him with the Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan.
“When I used to dress well people tell me that I look like Shah Rukh Khan,” Kalra said in an interview by the ICC earlier.
Kalra had a good World Cup. More importantly, he scored runs in semifinals and final.
Upon their arrival in Mumbai on Monday, Dravid said that his boys fully deserved the trophy.
"I'm really happy that the 15 boys got to wear the World Cup medal. They deserve it. It's been a lot of sacrifices, the way they played in the World Cup. The way they jelled, the quality of cricket they played - all these give you a lot of satisfaction. We were under pressure in a few games, but there were people who stood up and delivered," the former India captain said.