The India U-19 cricket team created history on Saturday as they defeated the Australia Under-19 team by 8 wickets to lift the ICC U-19 World Cup trophy for the fourth time. India chased a target of 217 in 39 overs. This is a new record as India is the first country to do so. The star of the incredible performance by the boys In blue is Manjot Kalra who scored a ton in the final to take his side to an easy win. Besides lifting the coveted cricket trophy, India remained the only side who went undefeated in the tournament.
As it stands now, both India senior team as well as the U-19 team is placed on top of the ICC rankings. This is also an achievement for coach Rahul Dravid who has never won a World Cup during his long career as a cricketer.
Cricket is a game that unites India and today is no different. Personalities from across spectrums joined in the chorus of fans as they congratulated the new champions.
Every Indian is delighted, all credit to Rahul Dravid for committing himself to these young kids ,and a legend like him deserves to lay his hands on the WC. Only Fitting. #INDvAUS— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 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
WITH GREAT TEAM WORK, BIG DREAMS WORK. Congratulations to our WORLD CHAMPIONS!! We are proud of you. A big congratulations to Rahul and Paras for their guidance. #ICCU19CWC #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/w0heorY8g6— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 3, 2018
Congratulations India! Winners of the @ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018! Well done to all the teams, all the sponsors, and all the fans for a great World Cup! Crickets future is in strong hands! #U19CWC #FutureStars— Corey Anderson (@coreyanderson78) February 3, 2018
Wow. What a proud moment for young India. Well done lil ones…May u keep conquering the world. And keep playing FIFA ...on the side. A great morning. pic.twitter.com/2aLycIud95— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) February 3, 2018
Absolutely thrilled by the stupendous achievement of our young cricketers. Congratulations to them on winning the Under-19 World Cup. This triumph makes every Indian extremely proud.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 3, 2018
Congratulations to the Indian cricket team, captain Prithvi Shaw & coach Rahul Dravid on winning the #U19CWC . Our boys outplayed the opponents by exhibiting great determination and wonderful cricketing skills. The #BoysInBlue have made the country proud again.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) February 3, 2018
Well done India on winning your 4th U19 World Cup! Superbly coached by Rahul.. bad luck to our boys... good effort! #U19WCFinal— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) February 3, 2018
Congratulations 2 d under-19 INDIAN cricket team, RAHUL Dravid nd his staff members on winning d World Cup 🏆 Loved d way u al hav played throughout d tournament. Celebrate in style 😊 #Champions #U19WorldCup— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) February 3, 2018