Murugan Abhishek scored 42 runs off 46 balls in the U-19 World Cup final on Sunday.© AFP
A heartwarming conversation between India players Murugan Abhishek and Naman Tiwari during Under-19 World Cup 2024 final against Australia is going viral on social media. In the surfaced clip, the duo could be seen talking to each other in an extremely positive manner despite India staring at defeat. The conversation took place ahead of the fourth ball of the 38th over when India needed 103 runs off 75 balls with only two wickets in hand. “Yaad rakhna, haarenge par seekh ke jayenge (Keep in mind. We will lose but still we will learn),” was the chat between Murugan and Naman that was caught by the stump mic.
Watch it here:
Tiwari Saying to Murugan:
“Yaad rakha , haarenge par sekhh ke jayenge !!” pic.twitter.com/gn31SOakcu
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A fresh chapter was added to the script of Australia’s domination over India in the ICC World Cup finals when they bagged the Under-19 title with a 79-run victory in Benoni, South Africa on Sunday.
Batting by choice, the Aussies posted a healthy 253 for seven as India were forced to mount the highest chase in a youth World Cup summit clash.
But Uday Saharan’s side floundered in the final step to glory, stumbling to 174 all out as the relentless Aussie bowlers led by the furious Mahli Beardman (3/15) and the crafty off-spinner Raf MacMillan (3/43) did not give them any breathing space.
This was Australia’s fourth U19 title and first since 2010 and, in a way, they also washed away the pain of losing to India in two title matches in 2012 and 2018.
Many would view this result as a continuation of Australia’s win over India in the senior World Cup last year at Ahmedabad.
(With PTI Inputs)
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