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CONGRATULATE the Indian team!

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Last updated on: February 03, 2018 20:29 IST
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'What a win for the U19 boys, take it as a stepping stone. Long long way to go! Enjoy the moment,' India skipper Virat Kohli tweeted.

The victorious India U-19 team with former women's cricket captain Anjum Chopra on Saturday
IMAGE: The victorious India U-19 team with former women's cricket captain Anjum Chopra on Saturday, February 3. Photograph: Cricket World Cup/ICC/Twitter

In a convincing display of all-round cricket, India beat Australia by 8 wickets to win the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, on Saturday.

Opener Manjot Kalrta hit a brilliant century to guide India to their record fourth Under-19 World Cup title after the bowlers restricted the Aussies to 217 inside 48 overs.

 

Congratulatory messages poured in as the Rahul Dravid-coached team overpowered the Aussies.

'What a win for the U19 boys, take it as a stepping stone. Long long way to go! Enjoy the moment,' India skipper Virat Kohli tweeted.

'Well played by India's young champions,' Harsha Bhogle tweeted.

'Throughout the tournament,' Bhogle pointed out, 'they played at a different level. I don't think young players in any other cricketing environment get to play as much cricket as they do in India. Not surprised they look so ready.'

'You expect a young Indian side to bat well. And this team batted splendidly. But the big difference lay in the quality of quick bowling,' Bhogle added.

India's Shubhman Gill was named Man-of-the-series
IMAGE: Shubhman Gill was named Man Of The Series. Photograph: Cricket World Cup/ICC/Twitter

'A big congratulations to the young guns of Indian cricket on winning the under19 Cricket World Cup!!'

Among others to send in their wishes were Kiwi all-rounder Corey Anderson, himself once an Under-19 captain of the New Zealand team, and popular commentator Danny Morrison.

'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,' Anderson tweeted.

'Big congrats to @BCCI India U19 team... way to classy at this #U19CWC... Tremendous opportunity for this group... #FutureStars well done,' Anderson added.

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