Unmukt Chand congratulates Team India after U-19 World Cup triumph
Batter Unmukt Chand congratulated Team India for lifting the U-19 World Cup title on Sunday.
India won the U19 World Cup for the fifth time on Saturday, defeating England in the final at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium. Unmukt was also the captain of India’s U-19 team, who won the World Cup in 2012.
“Congratulations to the India U19 team for a fantastic tournament. Surely a great moment to remember for one and all. A feat to be proud of for the rest of your lives. Congrats Yash Dhull, @VVSLaxman281 and the entire team,” tweeted Unmukt.
Midway through the tournament, a few members of the squad, including Shaik Rasheed and Yash Dhull, tested positive for COVID-19, but whoever stepped in performed an excellent job, and India did not lose a single game in the 2022 U19 World Cup.
In the summit clash, the Yash Dhull-led squad defeated the Three Lions by four wickets. India had won the U19 World Cup four times previously, in 2000, 2008, 2012, and 2018.
India got off to the worst possible start in their chase for 190 runs as Joshua Boyden dismissed Angkrish Raghuvanshi (0) on the third ball of the innings. Harnoor Singh and Shaik Rasheed then joined together at the crease and put on a second-wicket stand of 49 runs.
After that, Raj Bawa (35) and Nishant Sindhu (50*) ensured that India did not lose any more wickets in a row. In the end, India won the U19 World Cup for the fifth time with a four-wicket victory.