"Landmark day for India Under-19 Women’s cricket": Rahul Dravid

image-ldicn4zgIndia U19 lift Women's ICC U19 T20 World Cup 2023 [Source: Twitter]

India's Shafali Verma and Co. created history on Sunday, winning the first-ever ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2023 by beating England in a one-sided encounter at Potchefstroom. This was India Women's first World Cup title across age groups. 

Current India coach Rahul Dravid has called this historic win a landmark moment in Women's Cricket. Interestingly, Dravid was India's Under-19 head coach during the 2018 Men's U19 World Cup, which they won under Prithvi Shaw's captaincy.  

​India are currently the holders of both the Men's and Women's U19 World Cup titles.

Yash Dhull captained India to the title in the West Indies last year, also beating England in the final.

Here's what Dravid said

"Today was the landmark day for India under-19 Women’s cricket team and they had a fantastic day. I would like to pass it on winning Under-19 Boys captain to pass on a message to young girls.”

Shaw also congratulated the Shafali-led XI.

"I think, it’s a great achievement. Everyone wants to congratulate the under-19 Women’s team. So Congratulations!” It was the fourth world title for India’s young guns."

Shaw, current India opener Shubman Gill and pacer Shivam Mavi, were part of India's World Cup-winning campaign back in 2018, under coach Dravid.

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