Fans were left dismayed after India lost to Australia in the final of the U19 World Cup 2024 by 79 runs at Benoni on February 11, Sunday. The fans poured out their emotions that they still hadn’t moved on from the senior men’s team’s ODI World Cup loss in November 2023. Yet another defeat within a 3-month span has left them heartbroken all over again.

Australia registered a hat-trick of wins against India in the ICC finals as the U19 team won their 4th World Cup title. Fans took to ‘X’ to express their sadness over India’s defeat in the final. There was immense support for the U19 team, but the fans got flashbacks of the senior team’s loss in November 2023 against the same opposition. The burden of the final proved to be too much for the Indian team as they bundled out at 174 while chasing the record-target of 254 runs.

U19 World Cup Final, IND vs AUS: HIGHLIGHTS

However, India were dominant throughout the tournament, winning all 6 matches before the final. The senior team, too, had won 10 consecutive matches before losing by 6-wickets to the 6-time world champions. In fact, yet another southpaw Australian batter came in between India’s road to the ultimate glory. Harjas Singh was the top-scorer with a 55 run-knock. However, the tournament also gave quality batters like Uday Saharan, Musheer Khan and Sachin Dhas, who could be the future of Indian cricket.

IND vs AUS: Match Report

The fans could draw a lot of parallels between the senior and the junior teams and reacted to the loss on ‘X’.

Published By:

Diya Kakkar

Published On:

Feb 11, 2024


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