It’s victory, again, for India! Team India have achieved another great feat and have created a record by winning the Under-19 cricket World Cup for the fourth time, beating Australia by eight wickets to lift the trophy at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. It’s indeed a proud moment for not just the cricketers and its fans but all its countrymen. Well done and congratulations, Team India!
Yes, Indians are celebrating now and they deserve to. They have been a dominant one right throughout the tournament.
While credit goes equally to all players and management team, head coach Rahul Dravid deserves all the applause and appreciation for mentoring and taking the team to this far.
It is indeed a proud moment for Rahul Dravid, who had a disastrous World Cup in 2007, where India were knocked out in the first round under his captaincy. But he has played a stellar role in developing these kids into world beaters!
And as expected, social media users can’t keep calm and is showering all the love for Dravid and the team. Here’s what people from all walks of life had to say about Rahul Dravid on this victorious day.
Yes, we can’t agree more with Virender Sehwag!
These boys in such safe hands. Safest hands of Rahul Dravid. Great great contribution for the future of these youngsters and Indian Cricket. We have some great upcoming talent #INDvAUS
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 3, 2018
True, no one deserves it more than Rahul Dravid!
Finally a World Cup for Rahul Dravid!
No one deserves it more than him!#U19CWC
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) February 3, 2018
Indeed, it has finally happened for him!
— Manya (@CSKian716) February 3, 2018
What is more satisfying than this!
Rahul Dravid holding the world cup is a very very satisfying sight.
— Anmol swamy (@AnmolSwamy94) February 3, 2018
True, world cricket needs more of him!
Rahul Dravid cracks me up. Speaks during interview about how embarrassed he is sometimes as coach of India U-19 because too much attention is put on him because of his stature rather than the players and support staff. Class act. World cricket needs more of him.
— Peter Della Penna (@PeterDellaPenna) February 3, 2018
A class apart, indeed!
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) February 3, 2018
Rahul, take that bow!
— Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) February 3, 2018
Indeed, great effort by him!
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
Meanwhile, the Board of Cricket Control for India (BCCI) has announced huge prizes for the India U-19 cricket team for their spectacular show in the World Cup. Head Coach Rahul Dravid, who is being credited for the team’s extraordinary performance, will be awarded Rs. 50 lakh. The team members will be getting Rs. 30 lakh each while the support staff will be awarded Rs. 20 lakh each by the Indian cricket board.