1. Australia, choosing to bat after winning the toss, were all out for 216 in 47.2 overs.
  2. Indian opening batsman Manjot Kalra scored an unbeaten 101.
  3. 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.

India’s team poses to celebrate their victory in the U19 cricket World Cup final match between India and Australia at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on February 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Marty MELVILLE (Photo credit should read MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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:

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. 




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