Former India cricketer Irfan Pathan didn’t go easy on the Pakistan fans after India U19 suffered a disappointing loss against Australia in the final of the ICC U19 World Cup 2024. He thrashed the fans, saying their negative attitude reflects their mindset. 

India were at the receiving end of a poor 79-run loss against Australia in the final of the ICC U19 World Cup 2024. It wasn’t a fairytale ending for the Uday Saharan’s team as after a dominating run in the tournament, they faced a loss in the final, which was their first defeat in the tournament.

India U19 played a dominating brand of cricket throughout the league stage and entered the semi-final with no losses under their belts. They came under pressure in the semi-final against South Africa but they held their nerves and found the way to make it through the final against Australia. 

In the final, they had a great start to the match with the ball. Based on the efforts by Raj Limbani, who picked three wickets with the ball, they restricted Australia to a total of 253 runs. It seemed that they would pave their way to the easy win with the bat. 

But this wasn’t the case as India’s batters tumbled and couldn’t get going at all. Adarsh Singh at the top played an innings of 47 runs and was the leading run-getter for the team. This speaks to the kind of performance that was on display by the boys in blue with the bat in the final of the tournament. 

Australian bowlers kept chipping in with wickets at regular intervals and put India under pressure. The Uday Saharan-led side were left tottering at 128/8 and the game was done and dusted before the 50 overs were bowled in the second innings of the game. 

Murugan Abhishek and Naman Tiwari kept fighting hard till the end and added 46 runs together. They revived the hopes of the fans and took the team close to the target. But couldn’t take the team past the finishing line. The Indian team were bundled out for 174 runs and lost the game by 79 runs. 

Australia since the last few months has been troubling India big time be it in Men, women’s, or U19 cricket. The Men in Yellow have thumped Team India in the final of all the ICC events since the last one year. 

Keyboard warriors from across the border find pleasure in our youngsters’ defeat – Irfan Pathan

As India U19 suffered a disappointing loss in the final against Australia, fans from Pakistan seized an opportunity to troll the Indian team and fans. They mocked their rivals for losing another ICC title and extending their title drought. 

Pakistan fans mocking India didn’t go well with Irfan Pathan. The former Indian all-rounder pointed out that despite Boys in Green not making to the final, social media users are trolling youngsters. 

Taking to his Twitter account, Irfan Pathan explained: “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.”


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