Mumbai, Feb 3 (PTI) The Mumbai Cricket Association today announced a prize of Rs 25 lakh for Under 19 World Cup winning skipper Prithvi Shaw.

“Many congrats to the U 19 team. On behalf of @MumbaiCricAssoc MCA prize of Rs 25 lakh to the captain & Mumbaikar Prithvi Shaw! Hope it encourages teenage talents!!,” MCA president and BJP MLA Ashish Shelar tweeted.

“World Champions – once again ! Congratulations 2 our U19 cricket team for a masterly performance, #PrithviShaw made Mumbai proud 2day !,” Shelar said in another tweet.

Earlier today, the India colts defeated Australia to lift the Under 19 World Cup for a record fourth time.

The squad was led from the front by Shaw, a promising batsman.

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