More than half of India’s population will be asleep when India’s Under-19 team lock horns against Australia in the final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup. The title-decider will kick off at 6:30 IST at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.
But while the early start to the match will definitely test the loyalty of the Indian fans, there is absolutely no denying the fact that the cricket-obsessed nation would find it extremely tough to remain glued to its bed instead of the television sets when the colts will take on Australia for the ultimate glory. Well, former India batsman Virender Sehwag is not an exception either.
Expressing his excitement ahead of the much-anticipated clash, the King of Twitter took to the social media platform to state that he would be following a famous saying “early to bed, early to rise” for at least a day to wake up early and cheer Prithvi Shaw & Co.
“Early to bed, Early to rise manana padega . Going to get up early to cheer for our boys for the #under19worldcup finals against Australia . Khel jaao ladkon !,” Sehwag tweeted.
Early to bed, Early to rise manana padega . Going to get up early to cheer for our boys for the #under19worldcup finals against Australia . Khel jaao ladkon !
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 2, 2018
Meanwhile, India will enter the game as the firm favourites, having defeated Australia once already in the tournament.
India have looked almost unstoppable in the tournament and have won their games so far. Prithvi Shaw and party began the tournament with a thumping 100-run win over their final opponents Australia. In the following two games, they dismantled Papua New Guinea and Zimbabwe by 10 wickets. Bangladesh were also blown away by the team as the Prithvi Shaw-led side won the game by 131 runs.
Pakistan too suffered the safe fate in the semifinal. After scoring 272 for 9 in the allotted 50 overs, India dismissed Pakistan for just 69 runs to win the game by 203 runs and storm into the final.
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