India U19 team has made the whole nation proud as they lifted the ICC U19 World Cup 2018 title by defeating Australian team in the finals today in New Zealand.
India successfully chased down Australia’s total of 216, losing just 2 wickets in the process. J Merlo was the highest scorer for Australian team with 76, while four of the Indian bowlers took two wickets each. Manjot Kalra guided the Indian team through the chase with a brilliant 101*. Harvik Desai hit 47*, as Shaw and Gill fell after gaining a good start to their innings.
The Indian team swarmed the field as the winning runs were hit and the team ran to coach Rahul Dravid once the trophy was presented to them and Dravid lifted the trophy high in the air and celebrated with his team.
The Indian senior team who are on the tour of South Africa had wished the India U19 team on the eve of the finals and followed the match until India lifted the trophy. The members of the senior team took to Twitter to wish the Indian colts on their great achievement.
Here are some of the tweets:
Congratulations Superstars!! It was definitely a result of a lot of hard work put together, no doubt. You guys were incredible from ball one of the tournament. Cherish these moments, celebrate hard, You guys deserved it ???????? IndVsAus #U19WorldCupFinal— Murali Vijay (@mvj888) February 3, 2018
Many congratulations to India ???????? u19 on winning the World Cup ! Great team effort no suprises at all on such a champion side #RahulDravid ????????✌️— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) February 3, 2018
Soaring high and how! What a win in the #U19CWC. Congratulations boys!— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) February 3, 2018
Great work by the U-19 team to remain undefeated in the World Cup. Truly deserving winners. Your work has just begun, enjoy this moment!— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) February 3, 2018
A special shoutout to #RahulDravid who has continuously worked hard behind the scenes to help this team achieve its true potential. #ICCU19CWC
Congratulations to the entire unit for lifting the #U19WorldCup. Very dominant throughout the series.— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) February 3, 2018
Congrats to the Indian team on winning the ICC Inder 19 World Cup, they have been ruthless and professional through the tournament. It's a proud feeling and well done ???????? to the entire team and the support staff. #ICCU19CWC— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) February 3, 2018