Chandigarh, February 12
Harjas Singh--who currently represented Australia in Men's U-19 World Cup--has emerged as a star.
Australia beat India on Sunday and Harjas Singh in a video shared by the ICC was seen celebrating the victory in traditional kabaddi style.
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A reel shared by the ICC on Instagram has over 5.7 million views and 3.27 lakh likes.
"Harjas Singh and Harkirat Bajwa's take on the thigh five 👊," read the caption.
Harjas' family moved to Sydney from Chandigarh in 2000. His father Inderjit Singh was a Punjab state boxing champion, while his mother Avinder Kaur was a state-level long jumper.
He made 55 runs off 64 balls, while it was a heartbreak for India as the team lost to Australia in the final.
India suffered an untimely batting collapse to go down to Australia U-19 by 79 runs in the final at Willowmoore Park, Benoni.
Australia dominated the game, thanks to Harjas Singh top-scoring with 55, while Weibgen, Harry Dixon and Ollie Peak contributed with important 40s.
Harjas struck a 64-ball 55 and near half-centuries by opener Harry Dixon (42), skipper Hugh Weibgen (48) and Oliver Peake (46 not out) helped Australia reach 253/7 in 50 overs, the highest-ever total in an U-19 World Cup final.
Harjas Singh and Ryan Hicks rebuilt for Australia with a patient stand. Harjas, who had scored merely 49 runs in the tournament thus far, opened his arms against the spin of Priyanshu Moliya, hitting a six and four in the 28th over. He hit a flurry of boundaries thereafter as the duo raised 66 runs for the fourth wicket. With Inputs from agencies
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