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Asia Cup Final: Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman amongst others laud Yash Dhull led India U-19 on becoming Asia Cup champions

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Asia Cup Final: Ganguly, Laxman laud India U-19 on Asia Cup triumph: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and NCA head VVS Laxman heaped praise for the Yash Dhull led India U19 side on becoming Asia Cup champions. Ganguly also hailed National Cricket Academy and said, “NCA deserves a lot of credit”. Follow InsideSport.in for more updates.

Angkrish Raghuvanshi smashed a fifty while Shaik Rasheed scored 31* as India defeated Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the final of the Under-19 Asia Cup to become champions for the record 8th time on Friday.

Also read: Asia Cup Final: Yash Dhull & Co warm up for U-19 World Cup with record 8th U-19 Asia Cup title, thrash Sri Lanka by 9 wickets (DLS) in final

Asia Cup Final: Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman amongst others laud Yash Dhull led India U-19 on becoming Asia Cup champions

“Congratulations to the under 19 team for winning the Asia Cup ..No cricket for 15 months since2020 for covid and to win is a commendable effort ..well dne to plyrs ,coaches , new slctrs who hd vry ltle time to pick the best players ..NCA deserves a lot of credit,” wrote Sourav Ganguly in his congratulatory tweet.

The NCA head VVS Laman too praised the Yash Dhull led side for a wonderful campaign and overcoming many hurdles including the weather in the preparations. Laxman also said that the triumph comes as a big boost for the forthcoming U 19 World Cup in West Indies.

“Congrats to the India U-19 side on the #AsiaCupU19 triumph! Their preparations were hit by the weather, among other things, but it’s heartening to see them improve by the game. That’s as satisfying as the title win itself. Ideal confidence-booster for the World Cup,” Laxman wrote on Twitter.

BCCI Secretary Jay Shah and former domestic batting legend Wasim Jaffer also congratulated Yash Dhull led side on becoming U-19 Asia champions.

Asia Cup Final: Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman amongst others laud Yash Dhull led India U-19 on becoming Asia Cup champions

Coming to the match, India’s target was revised to 102 from 99 in the middle of the chase. Sri Lanka had scored 106/9 and India were given the target of 99 runs due to the DLS method. Chasing, India suffered an early jolt as Harnoor Singh was plummed in front of the stumps in the fifth over.

However, Raghuvanshi and Rasheed stitched an unbeaten 96-run stand to take India home in the summit clash.

Earlier, opting to bat first, Sri Lanka got off to the worst possible start as the side lost two wickets at 15 runs in the 11th over.

It was a slow start as Sri Lanka’s top order struggled to reach the double-digit mark scoring just 37 in the 20 overs.

With wickets falling at regular intervals, Sri Lanka were soon found reeling 57/7. The match was halted due to rain when Sri Lanka were on 74/7 from 32.5 overs.

When the final resumed, the match was reduced to 38 overs per side and Sri Lanka scored 106/9 in the allotted overs.

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Asia Cup Final: Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman amongst others laud Yash Dhull led India U-19 on becoming Asia Cup champions


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