NCA boss VVS Laxman feels the Indian U19 team's Asian Cup title win deserves more praise as it came despite the players.
Preparation is affected by bad weather before the tournament.
The year 2023 ended on the right note for the Indian U-19 cricket team, as they lifted the Asian U-19 Cup after beating Sri Lanka by nine wickets.
After this historic victory, many former Indian players praise Team India on this list. VVS Laxman also praises this U19 team.
VVS Laxman praises the U19 Asian Cup
India once again proved its worth in the continent's top-tier tournament.
Securing the title for a record. eighth time defeating Sri Lanka by nine wickets in a rain-battered title match in Dubai on Friday.
Laxman called this result an ideal victory that boosted morale ahead of the ICC U19 World Cup.
The U19 World Cup will be played in the West Indies from January 14 to February 5. Laxman tweeted:
'Congratulations to the Indian U19 team for winning the U19 Asian Cup title. His preparation was affected by the weather and there were other problems, but it was good to see him improve with each game.
VVS Laxman further said,
It is also as satisfying as winning the title. Ideal victory to boost morale before the World Cup.
Team India won this trophy for the eighth time
Indian Team won this title in 1989, 2003, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and 2023.
The Indian team won their record eighth Asian Cup title.
In the final, India beat Sri Lanka 74-for-seven in 33 overs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, after which the game was stopped for more than two hours due to rain.
At the start of the game, 38 overs were made and Sri Lanka scored 106 runs for nine wickets.
Not only this, but it is also the third consecutive title of the Indian team. India captured this title in 2018, 2019 and 2023.
India scored a revised goal of 102 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method, which they achieved by losing ground in 21.3 overs.
India Cricket Board Chairman Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah VVS Laxman also congratulated the team on this victory.