Twitter reactions: No mercy for Pakistan, India U-19 team hailed

Most Tweeps congratulated the Indian colts, some taunted Pakistan and some showed terrific attention to detail.

Ishan Porel celebrates taking a wicket with his team-mates, helping India bowl Pakistan out for a mere 69.   -  AFP

The Pakistan U-19 cricket team was handed a shellacking by the India U-19 cricket team, which recorded the fifth biggest victory in the history of this competition.

Pakistan had led India 4-3 in the head-to-head in U-19 World Cup matches before today's encounter at Christchurch's Hagley Oval. But against an in-form Indian team which has been firing on all cylinders from the get-go, it was thoroughly outplayed and knocked out of the tournament at the semifinal stage.

India fans and former Indian cricketers woke up to this fantastic news and took to Twitter to express themselves. Here's a selection of the reactions:

Recognition for the man behind the scenes and one who continues to work wonders with the young Indian talents:

Former India opener and an eminent cricket commentator now, Aakash Chopra was effusive in his praise of the India U-19 cricket team:


Appreciation for the sportsmanship on view, as the Indian and Pakistani players exchanged favours while batting:


Did Pakistan really look at the tournament this way?

A parody account of the Saurashtra and India cricketer, Ravindra Jadeja, reminded Pakistan of its travails against India:

Shubman Gill really did tick all the boxes as far as this morning's match was concerned:

More praise came Rahul Dravid's way, this time his demeanour, which is rubbing off on the usually excitable U-19 cricketers, getting a mention:

Shashi Tharoor congratulated the India U-19 team on the semifinal win and looked ahead to Saturday's final against Australia:


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