Congratulations have poured in after the Indian Under-19 cricket team outplayed Australia in the final to lift the coveted trophy for the fourth time.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Absolutely thrilled by the stupendous achievement of our young cricketers. Congratulations to them on winning the Under-19 World Cup. This triumph makes every Indian extremely proud.”
Absolutely thrilled by the stupendous achievement of our young cricketers. Congratulations to them on winning the Under-19 World Cup. This triumph makes every Indian extremely proud.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 3, 2018
Congress president Rahul Gandhi wrote, “Congratulations Team India on your resounding U 19 Cricket World Cup win! India takes great pride in the success of its new generation of cricket stars. #U19CWCFinal.”
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) February 3, 2018
Virat Kohli, the charismatic captain of the senior Indian cricket team, congratulated the World Cup Champions asking them to enjoy the moment adding that they had a long way to go.
He wrote, “What a win for the U19 boys, take it as a stepping stone; Long long way to go! Enjoy the moment!
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 3, 2018
The BCCI has announced cash rewards of Rs 50 lakh for the coach, Rahul Dravid adding that Rs 30 lakh will be given to each member of the World Cup winning team, while the support staff will get Rs 20 lakh each.