The Indian under19 cricket team triumphed up a resounding 203-run win over Pakistan on Tuesday. Driving on menacing performances of Shubman Gill (102*), Ishan Porel (four wickets out of 17 run), and Prithvi Shaw’s side posted 272/9 at the board after which Pakistan bundled out for 69 runs.
Pakistani batsmen were reduced to 20 for 3 in the eighth over with Porel removing their top three batsmen and that was the moment opposing team could not recover from there under a demolishing attack from an Indian pace battery and a spin terrain.
Gill, who was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 1.8 crore in the Indian Premier League players’ auction, hit a match-winning 102* runs in the semi final against Pakistan. He is the team’s leading scorer riding high with 341 runs.
Whilst Gill and Porel’s performances were applauded all around, Under-19 team coach Rahul Dravid is being thanked by fans for finding and nurturing such excellent budding cricketers. This is the second time that Dravid has led India to U-19 World Cup finals. This is how Twitter is thanking ‘Mr. Wall’ for his hard-work and dedication.
All credit goes to Rahul Dravid sir…he find outstanding talent …. Rahul sir deserves for national award
— Dr Aarmish parekh. (@PAarmish) January 30, 2018
Rahul Dravid being made the mentor for these rising stars in our cricketing firmament, is the best thing, we had been witnessed in the recent history of our cricket-management.
The best synergy I can think of.
Best wishes & Godspeed in their sincere & hardworking endeavors.
— Jose Puliampatta (@JosePuliampatta) January 30, 2018
Don't forget the man behind success of Indian under 19 cricket team. Who else ! The great Rahul Dravid . "The Wall" is still protecting Indian cricket. #U19WorldCup #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/wglljYDwSq
— umang misra (@umangmisra) January 30, 2018
— 🎭 (@LoyalViratFan) January 30, 2018
— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) January 30, 2018
The man who's turned the young guys into consistent and level-headed players. His contribution to developing India's next generation accentuates his legendary aura.
Love you #RahulDravid 😍 pic.twitter.com/CIQJ1OgNzJ
— Vinayak Jain (@vinayak_jain) January 30, 2018
A comprehensive, surgical win for the Indian U-19 team against Pakistan! Gear up for the finals against the Aussies now! And must mention #RahulDravid for the wonderful job he is doing for the future of Indian cricket! #INDvsPAK #U19CWC
— Akshaye Rathi (@akshayerathi) January 30, 2018
Now, best of luck Team India for finals…….. Bleed it blue!