India wins U-19 World Cup – 30L to each Player & 50L to Dravid
Posted February 4, 2018 at 12:23
The U-19 Indian Team won the 2018 U-19 World Cup by beating U-19 Australia by 8 wickets. The Indian U-19 team achieved the World Cup glory under their coach Rahul Dravid, who is often regarded as one of the best batsmen the game has ever seen.
The World Cup final became a one-sided game after Australia were collapsed for 216 in 47.2 overs. All the Indian bowlers shined and picked up wickets in tandem. The lack of intent from the Australian batsman led to their poor score.
Chasing a modest target of 217, the Indian openers gave a solid opening. After putting up an opening stance of 71, PP Shaw (29) was sent back to the pavilion, while Shubham Gill (31) got out, leaving India at 2/131. Since then, the centurion, Manjot Kalra (101*) and HM Desai (47*) took India to its 4th World Cup glory. India completed the target with a boundary, taking the scorecard to 220/2 in 38.5 overs.
As soon as the news broke out, wishes from the President, the PM and many others sports personalities and film celebrities poured in on social networking sites.
The BCCI announced Rs 30 Lakhs to every player and Rs 50 Lakhs to Rahul Dravid. Manoj Kalra won the Player of the Match award, while Shubham Gill won the Player of the Series award.