Tremendous bowling performance followed by quality knocks from Gongadi Trisha and Soumya Tiwari helped India U-19 women’s cricket team defeat England U-19 team by seven wickets to win the inaugural edition of ICC Women’s U-19 World Cup at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Sunday. India first bundled out England for 68 in 17.1 overs and then returned to knock off the paltry target in 14 overs to win the prestigious title.
The cricket fraternity lauded Shafali Verma and Co for their historic win. Rohit Sharma and other stars like Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly, Irfan Pathan congratulated the U-19 Women’s team for lifting the inaugural U-19 T20 World Cup.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi too congratulated the Indian team for its “special win”.
“Congratulations to the Indian Team for a special win… They have played excellent cricket and their success will inspire several upcoming cricketers. Best wishes to the team for their future endeavours,” he tweeted.
Congratulations to the Indian Team for a special win at the @ICC #U19T20WorldCup. They have played excellent cricket and their success will inspire several upcoming cricketers. Best wishes to the team for their future endeavours. https://t.co/BBn5M9abHp
Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 29, 2023
Check out other reactions…
U-19 World Cup Champions! What a special moment! Congratulations girls on your triumph 🏆🇮🇳
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 29, 2023
Congratulations to the Women’s under 19 team for winning the World Cup .. it’s a great stepping stone for the girls to take their game to the higher level .@BCCIWomen ..
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) January 29, 2023
They have done it. Let’s hear it for the ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup Champions!👏👏👏👏💪 https://t.co/GnylE00EZv
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 29, 2023
Congratulations 🇮🇳 for winning #u19WomensT20WorldCup start of something special women cricket 😇😇👏👏
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 29, 2023
Big congratulations to the U-19 girls cricket team for winning the World Cup. Well done on making the nation proud🇮🇳 #JaiHind @bcciwomen @bcci
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) January 29, 2023
Congratulations to our Indian Women’s team on winning the U-19 World Cup! Well played champions 👏🏻 💯 🏆 🇮🇳 @BCCIWomen @BCCI
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) January 29, 2023
Later in 2023, India will have two more oppurtunities to win the World Cup which includes T20 Women’s World Cup and Men’s ODI World Cup.