Nepal U-19’s victory over India U-19 in the ACC U-19 Asia Cup can be termed as one of the biggest associate achievements in the U-19 age group cricket and India’s head coach, Rahul Dravid, had nothing but praises of appreciation for the young gorkhali warriors.
As reported by SONY ESPN, Rahul Dravid went over to congratulate his counterpart, Binod Das and said that Nepal deserves this win than anyone else and they played better than any other team yesterday on the field.
“We are happy he acknowledges our effort. We are thrilled to have his support with us. This victory against India has come as a big boost.” DAS told ESPNCricinfo.
It is not often that Dravid showers his praise and yesterday’s victory over his team impressed him a lot.
Nepal U-19 did a huge favour to themselves by winning the match and staying not just alive but well placed to book a spot in the semi-finals from their group. Congratulatory notes on twitter were filled by Nepal cricket enthusiasts and national team players.
Historic 🇳🇵..Wohooooo❤️🏏..what a memorable Day # Nep U19 vs IndU19 .Thanks a lot to the whole https://t.co/wmSzGEhKjR have given immense Happiness to the whole country.Time to celebrate🎉
— Sharad Vesawkar (@SharadCric) November 12, 2017
— Karan Kc (@karankc33) November 12, 2017
— Cricket Nepal (@NepalCricket) November 12, 2017
— Manoj Ghimire (@themanojgh) November 12, 2017
Nep-U19 team has influx new life to the cricket craze in Nepal.
Not about defeating India. It is more about self-belief that we belong to this level & we can progress.
This team has proved every doubters (including me) wrong.
Cricket will not only survive but thrive in Nepal.
— Rajan Shah (@momocricket) November 12, 2017
— Nischal Tiwari (@nischaltiwari) November 12, 2017
Nepal has 1 cricket ground, no funds, no infrastructure,no organised cricket …….To beat Indian under 19 team is a super achievement !
— Amrit Mathur (@AmritMathur1) November 12, 2017
If Afghanistan toppling Pak yesterday wasn't enough.
Nepal U19 have done the unthinkable.Have somehow managed to defend 185 against India U19 by 19 runs in what will go down as one of the best moments in Nepal Cricket.#u19asiacup
— Abhay Chaudhary (@ImAbhay3) November 12, 2017
Malaysia U-19 team captain Virandeep Singh also congratulated Nepal on their historic feat on his twitter account.
— Sandeep Lamichhane (@IamSandeep25) November 13, 2017
Nepal U-19 play their final group match against Malaysia U-19 whereas India also face a must win situation now when they square off against Bangladesh U-19.