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India vs Australia final: Big B, Shah Rukh and other lauds Boys in Blue for historic U-19 World Cup victory

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Indian players pose together for a selfie. / AFP PHOTO / Marty MELVILLE

New Delhi: Bollywood celebs have commended the Under-19 Indian Cricket team who cruised to a comfortable win over Australia in the World Cup final at Tauranga in New Zealand. A string of celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter to congratulate the men in blue.

Here’s what they tweeted:

Amitabh Bachchan- T 2603 -YEEEAAAHHHHHHHH !! #INDIACHAMPIONS !! UNDER 19 WORLD CRICKET CHAMPIONS .. THE ONLY NATION TO HAVE WON 4 TIMES !! AMAZING ! Well done India U19 cricket , you have given us such pride and joy ! INDIA ! INDIA ! INDIA”


Shah Rukh Khan: Wow. What a proud moment for young India. Well done lil ones.May u keep conquering the world. And keep playing FIFA …on the side. A great morning.

Raveena Tandon: @Under19WorldCup our Young #BoysInBlue waved the #BharatArmy”flag dedicating their win to Indian Army ! Awesome gesture! #WorldCupunder19 #deshKeYuvak kaise hon? Aise bano,Bhai,aise bano! ”

Adnan Sami: Huge congratulations to Team India for becoming U19 Cricket World Champions!! Mighty Proud!! #INDvAUS #U19CWC #U19WCFinal #RahulDravid #U19WorldCupFinal #WorldCupHeroes


India Under-19 cricket team lifted their record fourth World Cup trophy on Saturday as they triumphed over Australia with an eight-wicket victory in the finals being played at the Bay Oval ground in Mount Maunganui.