U-19 Captain Prithvi Shaw All Praise for Rahul Dravid After WC Win
India defeated Australia by eight wickets to win their fourth U-19 World Cup title in Mount Maunganui on Saturday. The Boys in Blue have won the most number of titles in the history of the tournament.
India skipper Prithvi Shaw credited the team, support staff and singled out Dravid for special mention after the final.
Can’t express what I’m feeling right now, really proud. All credit to our support staff for really supporting us for the last two years. Rahul sir himself is a legend, ‘The Wall’ as we all know him. Full credit to our coaching staff. When you have two guys (Dravid and Paras Mhambrey), who have played international cricket, it gives you great insights.Prithvi Shaw
He was all praise for centurion Manjot Kalra.
Despite losing the final, Australian skipper Jason Sangha said he was proud of his team for the way they performed throughout the tournament.
Sangha, however, admitted that they were completely outplayed by India in the final.
Shubman Gill, who was adjudged the Player of the Tournament for his 372 runs, said:
Manjot Kalra was awarded the Player of the Match after he blasted an unbeaten 101 off 102 balls to steer India to an eight-wicket win.
Left-arm spinner Abhishek Sharma, who took six wickets in the competition, said:
We'll celebrate this night - best night of our lives." His teammate Riyan Parag described it as an amazing feeling to come up trumps in a tough match.
India seamer Ishan Porel praised the bowlers for putting up a great effort in the tournament.
(With inputs from PTI)