Triumphant Indian U-19 team flooded by wishes

PM Narendra Modi and Sachin Tendulkar led the cheering contingent after the Indian colts won the ICC U-19 World Cup.

Indian U-19 team

Indian players and coach Rahul Dravid celebrate after winning the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup final.   -  PTI

India's stunning run in the ICC U-19 World Cup culminated in an authoritative eight-wicket win over Australia in the final for a record fourth title. As always, the Twitterati celebrated in full vigour with sportspersons and celebrities from all walks of life joining in to wish the Rahul Dravid-coached side for the feat.

India's Prime Minister wished the team on a "stupendous achievement":


A smiling Sachin Tendulkar congratulated the Indian U-19 team and the support staff with a video message on Twitter: 


Can Sehwag be far behind? He poured out every Indian's emotions through his tweet:

India captain Virat Kohli, who first came into prominence by leading the U-19 side to ICC World Cup title in 2008, had words of praise along with a brotherly advice to the youngsters:


VVS Laxman and Cheteshwar Pujara also joined in:

Wishes poured in from all quarters. Actor Shah Rukh Khan led the cheer from the film fraternity:


Boxing star Vijender Singh also expressed his delight:

Former England captain Michael Vaughan clearly was more happy about the Aussies getting a thrashing than Indians winning the title.

Later in the day, former Indian World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev, who was in Hyderabad to inaugurate the Telangana T20 cricket league, said: "A new generation (of cricketers) has arrived which is going to play for India tomorrow. They have made us proud. I was watching the match throughout the day. What wonderful cricket they played."

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