AUCKLAND: Indian senior team members, including head coach Ravi Shastri, were glued to the television set in New Zealand late in the night as India U-19 side battled it out against Bangladesh in the World Cup final in Potchefstroom, South Africa on Sunday.
In an Instagram post, Indian cricket team's official handle shared a picture of team members sitting together in their hotel and watching India play.
"Go #BoysInBlue, cheers all the way from New Zealand," the post read.
Bangladesh bowled India out for a paltry 177 riding three wickets from Avishek Das and two from Shoriful Islam who was excellent in the field, and Hasan Sakib. For India, Yashasvi Jaiswal top-scored with an excellent 88.
Defending champions India are overwhelming favourites to win a record fifth U-19 World Cup title.The Indian senior team is currently in New Zealand and lost the three-match ODI series 2-0 on Saturday here.
They take on the Kiwis for the third game, looking to pull one back and end on a high, on February 11 at Mount Maunganui. They have won the T20I series 5-0, and next play two Tests starting from February 21.