Since an ICC event is incomplete without an India vs Pakistan encounter, the U-19 World Cup saw one too, in the semi-finals.
As for the present, though, Dravid was pleased, especially because India went through the campaign undefeated. Obviously when you go to a higher level, you get good experience from your senior players.
To many it was evident that Dravid's passion and dedication for the sport was one day going to get him to this moment where he proudly hold a World Cup trophy. The spectacular win over Australia in the Under-19 World Cup, a record fourth Cup win, firms up India's numero uno position in the cricketing world.
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. Once again he has proved why he is called the best gentleman ever to have played the sport. "There will always be standout performances but a team needs to fight as a group to win a tournament like this", the right hand batsman signed off. "The real satisfaction for me has been the process that has been followed over the last 14-16 months". But the real Test will be when they play their first domestic season.
Addressing the press in Mumbai, Dravid said, "Not lifting the World Cup is not a pain for me anymore". For any talented teenager, learning that you could soon be earning a paycheck of a few crores can be overwhelming - and distracting - when you are in the middle of the most important tournament of your nascent career. It's not easy to get into the India side. "Credit is entirely their's", he said.
Drawing an example from the title-winning batch of 2012, when India defeated Australia in Australia under the leadership of Unmukt Chand, Dravid pointed out that winning the World Cup alone will not be sufficient for the juniors to catapult themselves overnight into the national reckoning.
Earlier, Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez met Dravid on a flight to New Zealand. "They told me that they were in awe of the brand of cricket we were playing", revealed the proud coach. They certainly carried forward the confidence from New Zealand to India as they addressed a swarm of reporters here with coach Rahul Dravid after arriving from the Antipodes.
India have not won a bilateral series against South Africa on their soil. "I reckon we were about 50-60-70 runs short". Kohli was heard speaking highly of India's bowling attack, in particular Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.
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England beat Russian Federation 47-0 and Papua New Guinea 27-0 before falling to South Africa in the pool decider. Four tournaments, four different winners - this year's Sevens World Series continues to surprise and entertain.
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