A sprightly bunch of Bangladesh boys created history by winning their country’s first global cricket title, shocking defending champions India by three wickets in the summit clash of the ICC U-19 World Cup in Potchefstroom on Sunday.
In a low-scoring final, Bangladesh first choked India to a meagre 177 in 47.2 overs and then did well enough to score revised target of 170 in 42.1 overs under Duckworth-Lewis method.
Several former cricketers took to twitter to congratulate the Bangladesh team.
Former Indian fast bowler Irfan Pathan tweets “Congratulations to #Bangladesh U19 team for winning the World Cup. Must do lot of great things for their cricket. Well tried India #IndvsBan #WorldCup.”
Commentator Harsha Bhogle tweeted “This is a huge moment for Bangladesh cricket. And on the evidence of today’s match, very well deserved. #U19CWCFinal.”
Former Indian off-spinner and Chennai Super Kings player tweeted “This was a great final U-19 WORLD CUP…..congratulations @BCBtigers for winning the U19 World Cup..Team india chin up don’t worry u guys played like a champion @BCCI.”
Former Pakistan women cricket team captain Sana Mir tweeted “Bangladesh cricket has given a very strong message to the world. New U19 World Champions, Bangladesh #U19CWC #U19CWCFinal.”