Twitter Reactions: Angkrish Raghuvanshi takes charge as India wins U19 Asia Cup for eighth time
Raghuvanshi stole the show with his stunning half-century (56 off 67).
Updated - Dec 31, 2021 6:37 pm
The ultimate contest of the U19 Asia Cup saw the light of the day between Sri Lanka U19 and India U19 in Dubai International Stadium on 31st December. The Indian top-order made the way for them to grab the title by nine wickets in merely 21.3 overs. Winning the toss, Lanka chose to show up with willows first and posted an average total of 106 runs on the board. The Dunith Wellalage-led side posted the total after losing their nine wickets in 38 overs where Yasiru Rodrigo scored the highest runs for the team.
Rodrigo walked towards the end of the Lankan innings and contributed with 19 runs while utilizing 26 balls in his innings. The openers of the side came and went back without opening arms much and a lot was in plate for the middle order. Even the middle order failed to fire and Sadisha Rajapaksa and Raveen de Silva added 14 and 15 runs respectively from their ends.
Matheesha Pathirana’s 14 towards the end pushed them to breach the 100-run mark in the finale contest. Though all the U19 Indian bowlers made a mark in the crucial contest, Vicky Ostwal’s spell stood out as he picked three wickets while conceding just 11 runs in eight overs. Kaushal Tambe also picked two wickets to pace up India’s quest to bag the title.
Here is how Twitter reacted to India’s U19 Asia Cup win
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) December 31, 2021
ACC u19 Asia Cup winners:
1989: India 🇮🇳
2003: India 🇮🇳
2012: India 🇮🇳 & Pakistan🇵🇰
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) December 31, 2021
India U19 win Asia Cup
Destroy , Thrash , Humiliate Daniel Alexander's Sri Lankan.
Pakistan choked in Semi-final again! 🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Blue Army (@BlueArmyRo45) December 31, 2021
India U19 have successfully defended the #U19AsiaCup title, defeating Sri Lanka U19 by 9 wickets (DL Method). They have won three successive titles for the first time in their history.
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) December 31, 2021
Congrats Ind U19 team for winning the Asia Cup 2021. They played superbly in semifinals & finals. Angkrish Raghuvanshi (56) & Shaik Rasheed ( 31) played good innings. Ind bowlers were very good, restricted SL for 106/9 (38 overs). Vicky Ostwal took 3 wickets. #U19Asiacupfinal
— Nasreen🧕🇧🇩 (@NA__SR__EEN3) December 31, 2021
@daniel86cricket In U19 Asia cup 2021 Mighty Srilanka🇱🇰 beat weak INDIAN team🇮🇳 by 9 wickets 😄
Weak INDIAN team scored 106 runs by losing 9 wickets while So Strong team Srilanka win by 9 wickets 😁😁 What a coincidence 🤣🤣
— Motilal Pradhan (@MotilalPradhan8) December 31, 2021
Problem with toxic Indian cricket fans is when people give credit to Dhoni for 2011 worldcup then it is wrong but giving credit to Rohit for U19 Asia cup win is fine.
— Elijah Mikaelson (@mrEMikaelson) December 31, 2021
Congrats to Indian U19 Team. Many people didn't give them a chance to win the Asia Cup, but they defeated both the favourites consecutively to win the cup with 17 overs remaining. @BCCI #IndU19vsSLU19 pic.twitter.com/wPh9c6gb6X
— Aditya Sinha (@thesinhajeee) December 31, 2021
India beat SL again
Yet another one-sided final like 2011 WC as India thrash SL by 9 wickets in U19 Asia Cup final 🔥
31st December is fantastic 😍 pic.twitter.com/Rs4v2hwg3G
— 🐐 (@FOREVER_VK_FAN) December 31, 2021
WHAT. A. WIN! ☺️ 👏
Scorecard ▶️ https://t.co/GPPoJpzNpQ
📸 📸: ACC pic.twitter.com/bWBByGxc3u
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 31, 2021
And India win the U19 Asia Cup against Sri Lanka by 9 Wickets.
Brilliant performences by Ostwal and Raghuvanshi. Felt pretty damn good watching the future of Indian Cricket.
— Ahana Arora (@AhanaRandall) December 31, 2021
Indian senior men yesterday 🤝 Indian junior men today.
What a great way to end this year🙌
Congratulations to the u19 Indian team for winning the Asia Cup!
— tanya (@th3r2pyy) December 31, 2021
Angkrish Raghuvanshi steals the show with a stunning half-century
When India U19 walked up to bat, the target was reduced to 102 runs (DLS method) in a rain-marred contest and they made the target look like a children’s play. Opener Harnoor Singh returned for five runs in a quick span but his partner Angkrish Raghuvanshi started shouldering responsibilities from the very beginning.
He got great support from Shaik Rasheed and both of them pushed India over the victory line in an all-important clash. While Raghuvanshi stole the show with his stunning half-century (56 off 67), Rasheed’s contribution (31 off 49) remained instrumental in pulling off the chase game for India U19. Rodrigo got the sole wicket from Sri Lanka U19’s bowling artillery.