BCCI shares picture of Team India watching U19 World Cup final from New Zealand

BCCI shares picture of Team India watching U19 World Cup final from New Zealand

Earlier, Indian captain Virat Kohli and Head coach Ravi Shastri had wished the Boys in Blue ahead of the marquee clash against Bangladesh.

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Team India watching U19 World Cup final from New Zealand. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Indian U19 team is currently locking horns with Bangladesh in the final of the 2020 ICC U-19 World Cup in Potchefstroom. This is the fourth time in the past five seasons that the Boys in Blue have made their way into the summit clash of the U19 World Cup.

While they won under Unmukt Chand and Prithvi Shaw in 2012 and 2018, they ended up as runners-up in the 2016 edition under the leadership of Shreyas Iyer where they lost to West Indies.

And, as Priyam Garg and young Indian colts battle it out against the feisty Bangladesh unit for a record fifth title, wishes have tailored for the defending champions from all around the country with public figures from all walks of life sending their heartfelt messages via social media.

And, as every Indian fan is glued to their TV sets, so are the senior Indian cricket team, who are cheering from the Boys in Blue, all the way from Auckland. The BCCI twitter handle posted the image where the likes of Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, and several other Indian cricketers and coach Ravi Shastri can be seen following the proceedings at Potchefstroom.

Relentless Bangladesh reduce India to 177 at Potchefstroom

Earlier, Indian captain Virat Kohli and Head coach Ravi Shastri had wished the Boys in Blue ahead of the marquee clash against Bangladesh.

“Hi, guys all the very best for the big day tomorrow, play the cricket that u guys have been playing and we all will be watching you definitely, sending you best wishes and positivity. All I am gonna say is that just go on there and back yourself and believe in your game, Good luck,” Virat Kohli had said.

Meanwhile, Ravi Shastri had also said– “Hey guys all the best for the finals, you know you have done a great job in the tournament so far leave the best for the last.”

That said, the Boys in Blue are up against it in Potchefstroom. Yashasvi Jaiswal once again spearheaded the batting-unit with a patient 88 but barring him none of the other Indian batsmen had any answers to the sustained pressure exerted by the Bangladesh bowling attack–led by Shoriful Islam.

Islam claimed Jaiswal and Veer off successive deliveries to insinuate a collapse of epic proportions as India lost their last seven wickets for 21 runs to get bowled out for 177 in 47.2 overs.