Eleven editions of the revered Tournament has been held and 9 happy Captains have lifted the Trophy. Let us see who were the youngest to lay their hands on it.
MS Dhoni(29 yrs 8 months 26 days, 2011)
Captain cool led his team to victory in the first 50 over World Cup he captained. He scored a Century in the Warm up match against New Zealand in Chennai, but since then his form with the bat was patchy, though he was at his best with the gloves. But he rose to the occasion by promoting himself ahead of in - form Yuvraj Singh. He smacked 8 boundaries and two sixes in his unbeaten 79 ball 91 and ultimately, his team saw a six from his blades sailing into the crowds and declaring victory.
A country of a billion, celebrated like never before. Their 28 year long wait was finally over.
Ricky Ponting (28 yrs 3 months 4 days, 2003)
Ricky Ponting appeared to be in magical touch, when every ball touching his bat flew for sixes and fours. He remained unbeaten on 140 off 121 balls, comprising of 4 fours and eight sixes. His team reached 359 in fifty overs and India fell short by 125 runs, making him lift the World Cup for the first time. Australia became the second nation after West Indies to win consecutive editions of the Tournament.
Kapil Dev (24 yrs 5 months 19 days, 1983)
It was the first time that an Asian country entered the finals of the Prudential Cup. West Indies were favourites and India was not considered a big threat. India were bowled out for 183 and in response, Windies were bowled out for 140 with Madan Lal and Mohinder Amarnath leading from the front. Kapil Dev's stunning catch of Vivian Richards is fondly remembered by many.
Jason Holder from Windies (27 years) , Kane Williamson of New Zealand (28 years) and Gulbadin Naib from Afghanistan (28 years) have the possibility to break into this list in the 2019 World Cup.