On this day in 2008, India won U19 World Cup for second time, beating South Africa

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On this day in 2008, India won U-19 World Cup for second time, beating South Africa
On this day in 2008, India won U-19 World Cup for second time, beating South Africa

On this day in 2008, India won U19 World Cup for second time, beating South Africa

It was on this day, 14 years ago, when Team India won the U19 World Cup for the second time after defeating South Africa in the final.

The Indian team was captained by ace batsman Virat Kohli, who guided the side to a 12-run victory over the Proteas. After rain forced the match to be truncated to 25 overs. Team India had previously won the Under 19 World Cup in 2000, 2008, 2012, 2018, and most recently in 2022.

The 2022 Team India side was led by Yash Dhull. And they defeated England by four wickets in the final to earn their fifth title.

Midway through the tournament, a few members of the squad, including Shaik Rasheed and Yash Dhull, tested positive for COVID-19. But whoever stepped in performed an excellent job. And India did not lose a single game in the 2022 Under 19 World Cup.