WU19 T20 WC: Why is the victory of Shefali & Co. bigger than the achievement of Kaif and Yuvraj’s team? Learn…
Team India became champion by defeating England
Created history under the leadership of Shefali Verma
New Delhi. India’s Under-19 women’s team on Sunday won the T20 World Cup title by defeating England by 7 wickets in Pochestroom, South Africa. In this tournament held for the first time, Shefali Verma & Co proudly hoisted the flag of India. In the entire tournament, Team India’s stature was visible in front of every opponent. The performance of India’s men’s team at the under-19 level has been excellent. For the first time, under the leadership of Mohammad Kaif, the Indian team won the Under-19 World Cup. Yuvraj Singh was also in this team. However, the victory of Shefali & Co. is bigger than the achievement of Kaif and Yuvi’s team in many ways.
India’s men’s team in Under-19 has won the World Cup 5 times so far. The winning streak that started from the year 2000 continued in 2008, 2012, 2018 and 2022 as well. These tournaments were played in ODI format. 23 years ago today, the Kaif-led team became champions for the first time by defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final match in Colombo.
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The hero of the victory in the final was Ritinder Sodhi and Yuvraj Singh became the player of the tournament. Many players included in this team not only became a part of the senior team but were also very successful at the international level. Roger Binny, who was the coach of the team, is the President of BCCI today.
These girls have come out of very difficult situations
Most of the players in the Indian team that won the World Cup reached South Africa after overcoming very difficult circumstances. Some had to face financial crisis and some had to face opposition from family and society. When she came to the field fighting against the circumstances, she had to face discrimination in the matter of basic facilities. However, fighting a two-sided battle inside and outside the field, these girls did not budge even a bit. Ultimately, success was in his lap. At the same time, the happiness on the faces of maintaining that faith, which the family members had done on them after taking the opposition of the entire era.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 29, 2023, 21:58 IST