- Irfan Pathan slammed Pakistani trollers.
- Trollers celebrated India’s defeat In U-19 WC.
- India lost the match by 79 runs.
Irfan Pathan gave a befitting reply to Pakistani trollers for celebrating India’s defeat in the U19 World Cup final. The Uday Saharan-led team suffered a crushing 79-run defeat to Australia in the summit clash.
Post India’s defeat, trollers from Pakistan fired potshots at India for losing the final, with a few even tagging Irfan Pathan in their celebratory posts. Irfan gave a stunning reply to the trollers, saying that their team did not even reach the final but they always find pleasure in other’s defeat which reflects their poor mindset.
“Despite their U19 team not making it to the final, keyboard warriors from across the border find pleasure in our youngsters’ defeat. This negative attitude reflects poorly on their nation’s mindset,” wrote Irfan.
India reached the summit clash undefeated but Australia were too hot to handle in the final. This was India’s third defeat to Australia in the ICC final in the last 12 months, having lost the WTC final, ODI World Cup final and the U-19 World Cup final.
Australia batted first and posted a score of 253/7, courtesy of 55 by Harjas Singh, 42 by Harry Dixon and 48 by Hugh Weibgen. The Uday Saharan-led side choked in the big game and were bowled out for 174.
Captain Uday Saharan reflected on India’s campaign and said that the team showed good spirit throughout the tournament. Saharan said that India came into the final prepared but failed to execute the plans.
‘I’m proud of the boys, they played really well. Showed good fighting spirit throughout the tournament. We played a few rash shots today, didn’t spend time in the middle. We were prepared but couldn’t execute the plans. Lots of learnings from this tournament, learnt a lot from the support staff and even during the games. We will try to keep learning and getting better,’ said Uday Saharan.