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Shafali Verma’s Emotional Speech To Rahul Dravid’s Wish, Heartwarming Moments From Women’s U-19 WC Win!

January 30, 2023 | by Kinjal Panchal

Indian cricket fans were in a mood to celebrate on January 29. Well, the occasion was very special as the Indian women’s team won the Under-19 World Cup 2023 against England! This is the first time that our young women in blue have brought the trophy home, and this win definitely calls for a celebration. Congratulations and happy messages came pouring in for the Indian U-19 women’s cricket team as India emerged as the winner of the first edition of the U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup. From Team India’s head coach, Rahul Dravid, to the team’s captain Shafali Verma’s father, everyone was extremely happy and proud of this feat achieved by the team!


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In a video shared by the official Twitter handle of BCCI, Rahul Dravid congratulated the Indian U-19 women’s team. He said that this is a landmark day as the young women’s team won their first-ever world cup right in ith tournament’s first edition. He, then, passed on the mic to Prithvi Shaw to share a message for the team. He, too, congratulated the team on this ‘great achievement’. Shaw was the captain of the Indian U-19 men’s team who led them to victory at the T20 U-19 Men’s World Cup in 2018.

The U-19 team’s captain, Shafali Verma’s father also erupted into cheers as the team won. In a video that is currently doing rounds on social media, he was very calm and composed until the last ball was played, and the moment the team won, he stood up and high-fived the ones sitting around him.

Shafali Verma already had the Indian flag wrapped around her shoulders even before the last ball was played. She also got teary-eyed when she was called in for a post-match interview on the ground. Verma was all praise for her ‘beautiful’ team, and also thanked BCCI and the staff for supporting them throughout.


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Also read: ICC T20 Women’s World Cup 2023 To Have An All-Women Panel To Officiate Matches!


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India needed 69 runs to win, and the winning shot was hit by Soumya Tiwari who beautifully let the ball cross the boundary. The team won the Women’s U-19 World Cup by seven wickets which is a huge margin!

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Kinjal Panchal

Kinjal is a reader of only fiction because, escapism, duh! But at the same time, she is a realist who needs proof of everything.

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