Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the India team for winning the U-19 World Cup title, saying the performance shows that the future of Indian cricket is in safe and capable hands. “Extremely proud of our young cricketers. Congratulations to the Indian team for winning the ICC U19 World Cup. They have shown great strength throughout the tournament. Their stellar performance at the highest level shows that the future of Indian cricket is in safe hands and capable.” Modi tweeted.
India lifted a record fifth U19 World Cup title after defeating England in the pinnacle clash here at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
The side led by Yash Dhull defeated the Three Lions in the summit clash by four wickets. Previously, India had won the U-19 World Cup in 2000, 2008, 2012 and 2018.
On Twitter, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said: “My sincere congratulations to India’s U19 cricket team. By winning the ICC U19 World Cup, our young cricketers have shown great temperament and attitude. This win makes us immensely proud.” adds yet another glory in the Indian sports saga. Well done guys.”
Few of the team members, including Shaik Rasheed and Yash Dhull, had tested positive for COVID-19 midway through the tournament, but whoever intervened played his role to perfection and India did not lose a single game at the U-19 World Cup in 2022.
Raj Bawa tore off five wickets while Ravi Kumar took four as England were eliminated by 189. Nishant Sindhu and Shaik Rasheed then played 50-strokes apiece as India won the final by four wickets.