- Australia, choosing to bat after winning the toss, were all out for 216 in 47.2 overs.
- Indian opening batsman Manjot Kalra scored an unbeaten 101.
- India remained undefeated in the tournament.
NEW DELHI: As India lifted a record fourth Under-19 World Cup trophy after an eight-wicket rout of Australia in the final and giving Rahul Dravid the biggest success of his coaching career, Twitter was flooded with congratulatory messages for Prithvi Shaw and his boys.
Delhi-boy Manjot Kalra scored an unbeaten 101 off 102 balls as India chased down the modest target in 38.5 overs. India surpassed Australia in the race of most U-19 World Cup titles with a fourth crown.
India’s previous title came in Australia in 2012 when the Unmukt Chand-led team beat the hosts in the final. The Virat Kohli-led side was victorious in 2008 and Mohammed Kaif was captain when India triumphed way back in 2000.
The team’s performance was also a fitting tribute to coach Dravid, who finally got his hands on a World Cup trophy. Under Dravid, the side had finished runner-up in the 2016 edition in Bangladesh.
Finally, after teaching the world what patience is all about,The Wall aka Rahul Dravid has a world cup under his name and we could not be more happy for him. Because if there ever was a player who deserved to win the world cup, it was Rahul Dravid!
The knowledge of his game was well renowned, but there never has been another player who has garnered the amount of respect from fellow players and public alike.
The boys in the Under-19 cricket team have created history by winning the trophy for the fourth time in a row, beating the Australians.
INDIA WIN #U19CWC 2018!
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) February 3, 2018
But one person who deserves the credit for shaping these young boys and taking them towards the big win has to be their proud head coach- Rahul Dravid. Embarrassed by the attention, according to Zee News, he said,
“I am really proud of the boys and the effort they put in. I don’t want to mention names, but everyone in the support staff has put in a great effort.”
Here are some of the congratulatory messages that flooded Twitter:
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) February 3, 2018
Congrats to India’s talented young cricket team for winning the Under-19 World Cup. Calmness and composure of our boys embellishes their skills. Proud of captain @Shaw_Prithvi and his mates, as well as of coach Rahul Dravid and the hard-working support staff #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) 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
Hearty congratulations for the Indian under 19 Cricket team for winning ICC Under 19 World Cup beating Australia in New Zealand today. The young players made the country proud. @BCCI #U19WorldCup #ICCU19WorldCup pic.twitter.com/4E4TAHCL8x
— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) February 3, 2018
Bravo #Boysinblue! You did it! Big congratulations to you on winning U-19 Cricket World Cup 2018. Brilliant job done by the whole team under the guidance of #RahulDravid. India is super proud of you! #Under19CWC pic.twitter.com/SPjd6AYyiL
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) February 3, 2018
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
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
Finally a World Cup for Rahul Dravid!
No one deserves it more than him!#U19CWC
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) February 3, 2018
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 3, 2018
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) February 3, 2018
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) February 3, 2018
— zaheer khan (@ImZaheer) February 3, 2018
T 2603 -YEEEAAAHHHHHHHH !! #INDIACHAMPIONS !! UNDER 19 WORLD CRICKET CHAMPIONS .. THE ONLY NATION TO HAVE WON 4 TIMES !! AMAZING ! Well done India U19 cricket , you have given us such pride and joy ! INDIA ! INDIA ! INDIA !🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 ..गूँज रहा है विश्व भर में !! pic.twitter.com/lyKFPTWZRc
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) 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!
A special shoutout to #RahulDravid who has continuously worked hard behind the scenes to help this team achieve its true potential. #ICCU19CWC
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) February 3, 2018
— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) 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
Congratulations boys on bringing the cup back home.The entire nation is proud of you.I know exactly how this feels and I am so happy for you all, you deserve this.6 years later,I pass the baton to you.Enjoy,its your https://t.co/BVWbSBmw8I guys have officially arrived. #ICCU19CWC pic.twitter.com/9yu2oKVD06
— Unmukt Chand (@UnmuktChand9) February 3, 2018
Huge congratulations to the Indian U19 team. Thoroughly deserved win #U19CWC
— Ajit Agarkar (@imAagarkar) February 3, 2018
What a moment for these boys. Feel so so happy for them and am reminded of our triumph 18 years ago. Great effort by Rahul Dravid and these guys have a great future. #under19worldcup pic.twitter.com/Cu2Mrm2FJ4
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) February 3, 2018
There is no second guessing the hard work and talent that the under-19 team displayed, but this world cup is Rahul Dravid’s sweetest victory.