Today, India won the U-19 Cricket World Cup for the fourth time and opening batsman Manjot Kalra scored 101 unbeaten runs. No other squad would have conquered an ICC U 19 Cricket World cup match as Rahul Dravid coached as well as Prithvi Shaw led Indian team performed this year. It’s an all-round performance of Indian squad and so made it for the fourth time too.
Earlier in 2000, 2008, 2012 and now 2018 India made it again with an eight-wicket win over Australia. A clinical bowling performance by India did not permit the opposition team to move forward the total of 216. This total was easily gunned down by Prithvi Shaw and his squad to pen up their names in the history.
Shubman Gill, the player of the tournament, made 372 runs in 6 matches which include a hundred in the semi-final which was against Pakistan. It is also expected that he will perform well in IPL 2018 in which he will be playing for Kolkata Knight Riders, who bought him for about 1.8 crores.
On India’s triumph of U 19, World Cup Supreme Court appointed COA to declare cash rewards for India’s victory of U 19 World Cup tournament. Owing to the victory Indian team captain Rahul Dravid will be given 50 lakh rupees. Along with him every member of U 19 Prithvi Shaw led team member will get 20 lakh rupees. The support staff members of Indian team will also get 20 lakh rupees.
The star performer of U 19 World Cup tournament appears to be Shubman Gill. He has scored 102 runs against Pakistan in the semi-final of U 19 world cup match held in Christchurch. On the other and the unbeaten innings of Kalra in spite of the pressure of final win set the podium to all other bowlers to follow. His 101 unbeaten runs include eight unusual boundaries as along with three massive sixes. India’s victory in U 19 world cup tournament set Twitter on fire globally, and many came up with appreciations and congratulated them. Pm Modi, Virendra Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Russel Arnold, Irfan Pathan, Yuvraj Singh, Shah Rukh Khan, Rohit Sharma, Ravi Shastri and much more congratulated the winning Indian team.
Top five performers of U-19 World Cup tournament were:
- Shubman Gill
He is just eighteen years old but showed amazing potential in U 19 World Cup. He has been awarded as the Player of the tournament award after the win and has totaled 372 runs in six matches. He scored 31 runs against Australia in U 19 world cup final.
- Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw, captain of India U 19 World Cup is just eighteen but showed a glimpse of a mature and experienced trained cricketer. He was in his full form I U 19 World Cup tournament and scored 90 runs against Australia in the opening match and 29 runs in final against Australia. He ended up by scoring 261 runs in overall five matches.
- Manoj Kalra
Manoj Kalra stepped in when India U 19 World Cup squad had lost its two players, i.e. Prithvi Shaw as well as Shubman Gill. He came in to create a solid stand and scored unbeaten 101 runs in 102 balls and took forward the full Indian U 19 team towards victory. He has established himself as the most valuable player of ICC U 19 World Cup final.
- Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Kamlesh Nagarkoti, just 19 years old is an amazing pace bowler who bowls with speed more than 140 KMPH. He is a very well known face now owing o its excellent performance in U 19 World Cup against all world-class international cricket squads. He took two wickets in Final of U 19 World cup match. He has a blinding as well as an equally impressive feat at this young age which is amazing.
- Anukul Roy
Anukul Roy has displayed his amazing talent in U 19 World Cup tournament by achieving excellent figures. He has grabbed 1/36 against Australia, 5/14 against Papua New Guinea, 1/11 versus Bangladesh, 4/36 versus Zimbabwe, as well as 1/11 against Pakistan. He had taken two important wickets of Australia, i.e. Jonathan Merlo as well as Param Uppal and in the process of making wicket she has just scored 32 runs in seven overs.
Now India has become the first nation to win ICC U 19 World Cup four times. This is the second time that India defeated Australia in the finals to lift up the trophy.