NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma led tributes on Sunday to India’s Underneath-19 girls’s group after their Twenty20 World Cup triumph in South Africa, hailing victory as a “particular second”.
India, led by rising star Shafali Verma, hammered England by seven wickets within the closing of the inaugural match in Potchefstroom.
Titas Sadhu, 18, led the bowling to dismiss England for 68, a complete the batters overhauled with six overs to spare and hand England their first loss within the match.
“Large congratulations to the U-19 women cricket group for profitable the World Cup. Nicely accomplished on making the nation proud,” Rohit, senior males’s skipper, tweeted.
Kohli known as the win a “particular second”.
The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) introduced a money prize of greater than $600,000 and invited the squad to witness the third and closing T20 males’s match between India and New Zealand in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.
“Girls’s Cricket in India is on the upswing and the World Cup triumph has taken the stature of girls’s cricket a number of notches larger,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah wrote on Twitter.
“That is certainly a path-breaking yr.”
The victory comes forward of the inaugural girls’s Indian Premier League scheduled in March.
BCCI lately earned $572.5 million because it introduced the winners of bids to personal 5 WIPL groups.
The media rights for the league have been offered for $116.7 million to Viacom18 for the subsequent 5 seasons.
“The timing of this historic win mixed with the pending Girls’s IPL has the potential to shift the stability of energy within the girls’s sport in just a few years,” stated West Indies cricketer-turned-commentator Ian Bishop.