The Indian women’s cricket team celebrates after winning the Under-19 World Cup, which has been called a historic moment in the history of women’s cricket in India. Which is an important victory for India.
India women defeated England by seven wickets in the final played in South Africa on Sunday 29 January.
It is the first Indian women’s cricket team to win the world championship.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi described her victory as a thrilling and beautiful moment for the country.
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar said the victory would “get a whole new generation excited about the sport”.
In India, cricket is a popular sport followed by millions of people. Women’s cricket here has struggled to enjoy the same recognition and funding as men’s cricket.
In recent years, the BCCI has made vigorous efforts to bring women’s cricket at par with its men’s cricket.
Last year, the cricket board announced the women’s edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the world’s biggest T20 franchise competition, describing it as a “transformative” game for the women’s game.
With the victory of Under 19, the Indian team got a great trophy which is a matter of pride for the country. It is an exciting victory.
India first bowled out England for 68 runs in 17.1 overs and then chased down the target in 14 overs to clinch the trophy.
“Congratulations to Team India on winning the Under 19 Women’s T20 World Cup for Cricket! Brilliant performance by these talented young girls. These champions are an inspiration [especially to girls]. The historic win has made India proud, ” |
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar were also among those who congratulated the Under-19 women’s cricket team.
Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said, “You have done it. Congratulations to our young champions. May this be the beginning of many more victories in the careers of our budding players.”
Senior Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi said that the women’s under-19 team has won the hearts of the entire country.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the historic victory is a good result of the unwavering dedication and hard work of the U-19 team.
“Jai Ho! Daughters of the country won the historic ICC Women’s Under-19 today. Hearty congratulations to the entire team! This historic victory achieved by the unwavering dedication and hard work of the team is an inspiration to the talents across the world.