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Congratulations to the U-19 World Cup team: Dhoni

August 26, 2012 16:40 IST

On a day his team posted a convincing win in the first Test against New Zealand, captain of the senior team Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not forget to congratulate the India colts for winning the Under-19 World Cup.

At the post-match presentation ceremony after India's innings and 115-run victory here, the first thing Dhoni did was to congratulate the Unmukt Chand-led side who defeated Australia in the final in Townsville by six wickets.

"First of all congratulations to the U-19 World Cup team, Unmukt Chand batted really well," Dhoni said.

Chand led from the front with a magnificent hundred as India Under-19 team lifted their third World Cup title after beating defending champions Australia.

This was Indian colts' first triumph after Mohammed Kaif and Virat Kohli led their respective teams to victory in 2000 and 2008 editions respectively.

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