Sachin, Rahane & Players’ Families Celebrate U-19 World Cup Win
Celebrations broke out at the society in Mohali where the family of young cricketer Shubman Gill stays after India lifted the U-19 World Cup trophy in Mount Maunganui on Thursday.
Relatives, friends and residents of the society celebrated the victory of the Indian team over Australia and enjoyed it by performing Punjabi folk dance Bhangra.
"It is a proud moment for us and it is also proud moment for entire Punjab and country that our team won the final match," Lakwhinder, an agriculturist said.
A big screen was installed in the premises of the society for watching the final match between India and Australia.
Shubman's father said he has not yet been able to speak to his son after the Indian team won the match at Mount Maunganui.
"Last time, we briefly talked to Shubman after the semi final match and then he told us that he will give his best and the team will bring the World cup," said elated Lakhwinder.
The grandfather and grandmother of Shubman were also ecstatic at a village in Jalalabad in Fazilka district of Punjab.
The family of Shubman shifted from the tiny village in Fazilka to Mohali in 2007 to provide cricket training to him.
Family has planned to give a grand welcome to his son for his stupendous performance in the World Cup when he comes home.
India’s Manjot Kalra’s family and Prithvi Shaw's caoch Raju Pathak also reacted to India’s fourth U-19 World Cup victory.
Sachin Tendulkar, Ajinkya Rahane, the BCCI acting president CK Khanna and Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore congratulated the U-19 team.
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