[Watch] ‘Haarenge Par…,’ IND Pacer Tiwari's Message To Teammate During U19 WC Final
IND U19 vs AUS U19 (X.com)
India Under-19 had their unbeaten U19 World Cup 2024 campaign halted by an insurgent Australian unit on the day of the final. Falling 79 runs behind Hugh Weibgen and co. in a one-sided affair at Benoni’s Willowmoore Park, the young Indian troops seem to be focusing upon the positive aspects from their trashing, as evidenced from a player interaction caught by stump mic during the concluding stages of the contest.
At a time when the ‘Boys in Blue’ required over 100 runs from just 75 balls with mere two wickets in hand, tailender Naman Tiwari was overheard passing an uplifting message to his on-strike partner Murugan Abhishek.
Tiwari’s message for Murugan Abhishek goes viral
Chasing 254 runs to defend their Under-19 World title and bag their sixth trophy, Team India had their entire top-order cheaply blown away by Australian pacemen Callum Vidler, Mahli Beardman and spinner Raf MacMillan.
With all Indian hopes lost at 122-8, tailender Murugan Abhishek swung his bat for nearly an hour to delay the inevitable. The cricketer smacked 42 runs from just 46 balls and shared a rebellious 46-run partnership for the ninth wicket with fellow tailender Naman Tiwari.
When the ‘Boys in Blue’ reached 151-8 in 37.3 overs, Tiwari was overheard via stump mic as he was encouraging Murugan at the other end with an uplifting message. In a video circulating around social media, Tiwari can be heard saying:
“Yaad rakha, haarenge par sekhh ke jayenge!!” (We'll lose this game, but remember we'll go back taking the learnings)
Watch: Naman Tiwari’s message for Murugan Abhishek goes viral
Team India folded up for 174 in 43.5 overs to lose the final by 79 runs.
Apart from Murugan Abhishek’s 42, opening batsman and in-form Adarsh Singh crafted 47 runs from 77 balls from his end of the crease. Earlier in the game, India’s new-ball speedster Raj Limbani struck thrice from his 10 overs while Tiwari, Saumy Pandey and Musheer Khan also chipped in with timely wickets throughout the Australian Under-19 innings.