Another World Cup eludes Rahul Dravid, Twitter reacts

first_imgWest Indies ended India’s unbeaten run in the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2016 to clinch their maiden title. The junior Caribbean side thumped Dravid’s boys by five wickets on Sunday in Dhaka. (Also read: U-19 World Cup – Heartbreak for India as West Indies clinch maiden title) Skipper Shimron Hetmyer’s team also ended India’s 15-match winning streak with the win in the final. Indian batsmen had no answers to West Indies’ pace bowling attack on a green top at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Mirpur. New-ball bowler Alzarri Joseph ran through India’s top-order. Sarfraz Khan was the top-scorer for India scoring his fifth half-century of the tournament. (Also read: How Dravid’s boys failed to cross the final hurdle) In reply, Indian bowlers tried hard to defend a total of 145, but West Indies’ Keacy Karty and Keemo Paul batted responsibly to lead their team to glory.The cricket fraternity was all praise for the youngsters from West Indies. They also lauded India U-19 team for its brilliant run in the tournament. Here are a few Twitter reactions.Our U19 boys fought with all their heart & soul today. Hard luck boys, but you’ll had an excellent journey this #U19CWC! We are proud of you Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 14, 2016Congratulations to the West Indies U19 on winning the #U19CWC ???? #FutureStars #Champions ???? #Brilliant Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) February 14, 2016Spare a thought for indian bowlers, defending 145 n taking it to 50th over is no child’s play. Hard luck boys but we know future is bright.advertisement Mohammad Kaif (@KaifSays) February 14, 2016Congrats WI U-19 on winning the U-19 CWC????Showed a lot of character&application chasing the small target??Bad luck Ind team… @BCCI VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 14, 2016Made it to the finals as a player…made it to the finals as a coach too. It’s really unfortunate that World Cup keeps eluding Dravid. Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 14, 2016What a team! These guys showed the depth and balance of their side. Stuck together in tough times and now can celebrate this moment.#champs Jason Holder (@Jaseholder98) February 14, 2016What a spell from Mayank Dagar??Love the way he is flighting the ball & forcing the batsmen to play big shots????Keep it up?? @BCCI #Under19cwc VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 14, 2016I’m a Proud West Indian today and we must CELEBRATE this wonderful achievement as these guys have done a lot for our region. #2016champions Jason Holder (@Jaseholder98) February 14, 2016Congrats to @westindies U19’s for winning the #U19WCFinal ???? maybe the future is bright???? be very interesting to see how many come through? Alex Tudor (@alextudorcoach) February 14, 2016Admirable from these young West Indians, Paul and Carty. This is their biggest stage so far and they are looking good. Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 14, 2016Lets all celebrate Under-19s stylie with a #chestroll! #U19WCFinal #U19CWC #westindies CPL T20 (@CPL) February 14, 2016Youngster who effected Mankad, Keemo Paul, hits winning runs for WI #U19WCFinal. Cue great minds of cricket trying to make sense of it all Quentin Hull (@QuentinHull) February 14, 2016Hope for the future of Caribbean cricket. A beacon among the gloom. A tonic for the soul of the game #U19WCFinal Quentin Hull (@QuentinHull) February 14, 2016India did it to them as underdogs in 1983, WI return the favour in 2016. WI under 19 win is great news for World cricket. #U19WCFinal Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) February 14, 2016India left to rue dropped chances. But what a stellar performance by West Indies.Hopefully will revitalise cricket in Caribbean #U19WCFinal Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) February 14, 2016last_img

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