Senior stars and former cricketers react to India's title win
India put up a terrific display in the final against England to emerge as the first ever winners at the Women's U19 T20 World Cup on Sunday in South Africa.
Led by a superb bowling performance and an impressive fielding display, India had England on the back foot right from the word go after opting to bowl first in the final.
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
Bowling England out for 68, India chased down the target with seven wickets and six overs to spare, sparking off huge celebrations in the camp.
Several current and former Indian players championed the bunch of under-19 stars on social media.
U-19 World Cup Champions! What a special moment! Congratulations girls on your triumph 🏆🇮🇳— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 29, 2023
Champions of the world. Proud. Absolutely proud of the bunch. Champions in the inaugural edition makes it even more special. This is just the beginning. Go team💙 #U19T20WorldCup #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/GCuuCpsh0e— Smriti Mandhana (@mandhana_smriti) January 29, 2023
CHAMPIONS! 🇮🇳— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) January 29, 2023
Congratulations #TeamIndia, this is a monumental achievement! This fantastic victory shows how dominating you have been throughout the tournament. The triumph is even more special considering this is the first-ever Women's #U19T20WorldCup. Cherish every moment! pic.twitter.com/M97kBJNcUs
This will be remembered for ages! The First Ever Women's World Cup has come Home! It was super exciting to watch this bunch!! Congratulations Team Indiaaaaaaaa 🇮🇳— Jemimah Rodrigues (@JemiRodrigues) January 29, 2023
You've made us all proud ❤️#FirstOfMany #U19T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/f7JaQQGnec
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
Congratulations 🇮🇳 for winning #u19WomensT20WorldCup start of something special women cricket 😇😇👏👏— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 29, 2023