The boys in blue were dealt a heavy blow as they were defeated by the mighty Australians in the ICC under-19 World Cup final.
However, former Indian stalwart batter Mohammad Kaif praised the Australian team by saying that they were the better team both on the field and on paper.
The Australian team successfully defended the target of 254 to clinch their fourth under-19 World Cup title. This also marked the end of the Australian team’s winless streak in the title encounter since 2010.
However, after the match got over, the former Indian cricketer Mohmmad Kaif took to his social media account, saying that the result doesn’t matter that much at the under-19 level, but the upcoming superstars of Indian cricket can learn a lesson from it, which will help them in their long upcoming journey.
Looking at the finals of the under-19 world, one can clearly say that the Australian team dictated the finals on their terms.
They won the toss and made the brave decision to bat first in the finals.
After electing to bat first, they posted a combined score, with Harjat Singh scoring a brilliant half century in the finals, irrespective of such a bad tournament.
During the run chase, the Indian team was seen under pressure from the very first ball as batters like Arshin Kulkarni, Musheer Khan, and Skipper Uday Saharan gifted their wickets to the opposition by playing rash shots.
Only Adarsh Singh (47) and Murgan Abishek (42) showed fightback from the Indian side.
From Australia, Bradman and Raf Macmilan were the pick of the bowlers, picking up three wickets each and helping Australia bundle out India for 174, winning the finals by 79 runs.