Congratulations to the U-19 World Cup team: Dhoni

Updated: Aug 26, 2012, 18:52 PM IST

Hyderabad: On a day his team posted a convincing win in the first Test against New Zealand, captain of the senior team Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not forget to congratulate the India colts for winning the Under-19 World Cup.

At the post-match presentation ceremony after India`s innings and 115-run victory here, the first thing Dhoni did was to congratulate the Unmukt Chand-led side who defeated Australia in the final in Townsville by six wickets today.

"First of all congratulations to the U-19 World Cup team, Unmukt Chand batted really well," Dhoni said.

Chand led from the front with a magnificent hundred as India Under-19 team lifted their third World Cup title after beating defending champions Australia.

This was Indian colts` first triumph after Mohammed Kaif and Virat Kohli led their respective teams to victory in 2000 and 2008 editions respectively.