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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar and senior captain Virat Kohli were among millions who congratulated the Indian U-19 team for their World Cup-winning effort. PM Narendra Modi congratulated the team by tweeting the following:
President Ramnath Kovind tweeted:
Absolutely thrilled by the stupendous achievement of our young cricketers.
Congratulations to them on winning the Under-19 World Cup. This triumph makes every Indian extremely proud.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 3 February 2018
Former and current India players were also quick to praise the unbeaten effort of the Indian team which thrashed Australia in the final for a record fourth title.
Congrats to India's talented young cricket team for winning the Under-19 World Cup. Calmness and composure of our boys embellishes their skills. Proud of captain @Shaw_Prithvi and his mates, as well as of coach Rahul Dravid and the hard-working support staff #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) 3 February 2018
What a win for the U19 boys, take it as a stepping stone; Long long way to go! Enjoy the moment!