Former cricketer Wasim Jaffer, on Sunday, February 6, put forth a hilarious tweet after the Yash Dhull-led India won the 2022 U19 World Cup in the West Indies. In the final on Saturday, February 5, the Boys in Blue defeated England, captained by Tom Prest, at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua.
Thereafter, Jaffer, the leading run-scorer in India’s domestic cricket, put forth a tweet, involving a famous dialogue from the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Mohabbatein, released two decades ago. The movie also featured Shah Rukh Khan and the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai.
Jaffer also tagged former England captain Michael Vaughan in his tweet. In the last four seasons, India have played the final four times out of which they won twice in 2018 and 2022. Prithvi Shaw and Dhull won India the championships in 2018 and 2022 respectively.
While in 2016, India, under Ishan Kishan’s leadership, lost to the West Indies, in 2022, Priyam Garg’s Boys in Blue went down to Akbar Ali’s Bangladesh in South Africa.
In the meantime, Jaffer captioned the picture and wrote, “Finalists 2016, Champions 2018, Finalists 2020, Champions 2022 Flag of India, Some things never change eh @MichaelVaughan.”
Wasim Jaffer’s tweet
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) February 6, 2022
India dominating in the final
After electing to bat first in the final, England found themselves in a rabbit hole as fast bowler Ravi Kumar ran through their top order. George Thomas looked good for his 30-ball knock of 27 before getting out. The dangerous Jacob Bethell couldn’t cross the single-digit score as well.
Skipper Prest, Will Luxton and George Bell failed to get into the double digits. But it was James Rew’s 116-ball knock of 95, laced with 12 fours, that helped the Brits post a respectable score of 189 on the board in 44.5 overs.
After Ravi Kumar, who picked four wickets, made early inroads into England’s batting, Raj Bawa came to the party. Bawa went on to pick up a five-wicket haul and finished with stupendous bowling figures of 9.5-1-31-5.
Thereafter, India tracked down the target in 47.4 overs and won their fifth U19 World Cup title. After his fifer, Bawa also scored 35 useful runs under pressure. Nishant Sindhu and vice-captain Shaikh Rasheed scored half-centuries.