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Rahul Dravid praises U-19 champs, says 'got desired result'

07 February, 2018, 01:44 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • Rahul Dravid's Message To Under-19 Team Not Easy To Get Into The Senior Indian Side

After winning the toss, Australia elected to bat first at Bay Oval. The boys knew that more people watch these games and it was a good experience for them. We had a set plan for the World Cup and we executed it well.

Kalra's superb knock came off 102 balls, with eight fours and three sixes.

Upon entering the 2018 edition of the U-19 World Cup as favourites, Prithvi Shaw's side played to their potential and vanquished all comers to cruise to the title.

Minutes after team India defeated Australia in the ICC Under 19 World Cup final 2018, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced a reward of Rs 50 lakh for coach Rahul Dravid and each member of the team. Rahul Dravid is of the opinion that all the members of the coaching staff must be awarded equally for their huge contribution to the junior India side.

In a marked departure from the usual norm where the players, who have done it on the field get greater share of the prize money, the COA-led BCCI had decided that the chief coach should get the biggest share. So, I just congratulated him. The victory, an unprecedented fourth for the "Boys in Blue" once again establishes India's supremacy at this level.Not only were the Indians ruthless, the professionalism with which they played showcased why many consider India's cricketing future to be bright. Even if they have a couple of tough years and fail, they'll be better off playing there.

But when his chance came, the captain and opening batsman, said: "I am happy and proud".

Absolutely WILD celebrations! CHAMPIONS!

After the world title triumph at New Zealand on Saturday, Dravid had acknowledged the role of support staff. India's support staff comprised bowling coach Paras Mhambrey, fielding coach Abhay Sharma, physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar, trainer Anand Date, masseur Mangesh Gaikwad and video analyst Devraj Raut.

The head coach has expressed his reservations and has requested that all support staff be rewarded evenly.

Having worked with the team for two years and created the blue print for the team's ultimate goal in New Zealand, Dravid and chairman of the junior selection committee Venkatesh Prasad had told the BCCI that the under-19 boys should not play more than one World Cup. The kind of support staff, the kind of professionalism and help that these boys have got is much better than honestly what I got when I played for India, without a doubt. "The entire support staff has put in a lot of effort. It's nice. As a coach, it is exciting to see a good talent", Dravid said, according to NDTV. "Dravid himself always placed impetus on discipline and the team has gained from his experience which has been at the highest level", said Tendulkar.

"We did not play our number one game in the final, that we played in the quarter-final (versus Bangladesh) and semi-final (against Pakistan)". They thoroughly deserve it.

"The way they jelled, the quality of cricket they played - all these give you a lot of satisfaction".


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