The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) acting president CK Khanna spoke about the Indian Under-19 cricket team’s 203-run win over Pakistan in the ICC U19 World Cup semi-final, and said on Tuesday (30 January) that the cricket authority of India was hoping to see the U19 Indian team return home with the World Cup trophy in hand, after defeating Australia in the final clash of the tournament, which will take place on Saturday (3rd February).
CK Khanna’s statement came after the Indian U19 cricket team pulled-off a mammoth 203-run victory over their arch-rivals Pakistan in the semi-final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup, which was being played at Christchurch’s Hagley Oval cricket ground in New Zealand on Tuesday.
CK Khanna wants India U19 to return with World Cup Trophy
BCCI acting president CK Khanna spoke about India’s mammoth semi-final win, and told ANI,
“I would like to congratulate Rahul Dravid and his team for a magnificent performance. We are proud of them and the nation is proud of them. We would like to welcome them with the World Cup trophy in their hands.”
The Indian U19 team is currently coached by former India captain and cricket legend Rahul Dravid. The U19 men in blue set a 273-run target for Pakistan, with the major contribution coming from Shubman Gill’s 102-run knock. In reply, the Pakistan side failed to come even close to the target, as they were wrapped up real quick in a low total of 69 runs in just 29 overs.
Moreover, not even a single batsman from Pakistan could cross the 20-run mark, with the highest scorer from the green team was Rohail Nazir who scored 18 runs.
And Shubman Gill, who became India’s first individual to score a century in the current U19 World Cup tournament, was rightly declared the man of the match for his spectacular 102-run knock in 94 balls.