'Ready to defeat India in 2045 World Cup final': Video of 'Australian' child hitting the ball goes viral

Fans of the Indian men's cricket team have suffered a lot at the hands of Australia in recent times. Australia have defeated India in three ICC tournament finals across age groups in the past year and that has led many to wonder whether India can ever beat the six-time world champions if they face them in the final again .

Kid hits some impressive pull shots (Instagram)
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Australia has traditionally been one of the strongest cricket playing nations. They have enjoyed dominance at times, most consistently under the captaincy of Steve Waugh and later Ricky Ponting. They have a proud tradition of producing talented batsmen and bowlers of both types – fast bowlers and spinners – generation after generation. Now, fans are starting to see a potential future star, with a video of a child making some impressive hits with the bat going viral.

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The kid can be seen hitting some very good looking hook shots. At one point he even dives at the end of a run and then lifts his bat and cap to show how to celebrate a century. The child's video was posted on Instagram via a handle named Hugo Maverick Heath, which is described in the bio as the child's account. While most people on social media have assumed he is Australian, it seems he may actually be South African. There are some comments on the kid's Instagram handle clarifying this fact and there is also a picture of him holding the Durban Super Giants flag at the SA20 game.

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The video created a stir on Twitter. Here are some of the reactions to this. Apart from the fact that users were talking about how it shows that Australia's dominance is not going to end anytime soon, some even said that the kid could be right-handed David Warner.

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Australia has performed brilliantly in the finals of ICC tournaments in the last one year. Pat Cummins's team defeated India in the World Test Championship final in June last year. At the time, India were favorites to win the World Cup they were hosting later in the year, and they had dominated every team leading up to the final. However, Australia surprised them by leading throughout the game and winning the final by six wickets. It gave Australia a record sixth World Cup title and also ended the hosts' tournament winning streak, which began with India winning in 2011. Finally, the Indian team remained similarly dominant in the final of the U19 World Cup. On Sunday, his batting lineup particularly earned praise. However, chasing the target of 254 runs, it was bowled out for only 174 runs. This was the first time since 1999 that Australia defeated India in the U19 World Cup.

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