Mamata Praises U-19 Indian Team For World Cup Victory


Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has congratulated the India Under-19 cricket team for winning the World Cup on Saturday.


“Congratulations to the Indian team for winning the U-19 World Cup cricket. Keep winning. Specially proud of Ishan Porel for his performance in the semi final/final,” she said in a tweet.

Ishan Porel, who hails from Chandannagar claimed the the wickets of Australian openers Max Bryant (14) and Jack Edwards (28). India became the first nation to win the ICC U19 World Cup four times. They had earlier won the title in 2000, 2008 and 2012.

India overpowered Australia by eight wickets in the final to claim the ICC U19 World Cup for a record fourth time.