I am really proud of the boys, proud of the effort that they have put in: Rahul Dravid
Team India won the U19 World Cup 2018 defeating Australia in the final.
Published - Feb 3, 2018 4:44 pm | Updated - Feb 5, 2018 2:24 pm
The India U19 side defeated Australia in the final of the ICC U19 World Cup 2018 and the Boys in Blue lifted the trophy for a record fourth time. They played phenomenal cricket throughout the tournament the likes of Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti grabbed the eyeballs with their performances but the man who stole the show despite being in the background was Rahul Dravid.
The head coach of the juniors was elated after their efforts nurtured into a World Cup win for the team. The former Indian skipper planned everything for the youngsters and they worked hard on the mission for the last couple of years. Following the win, Dravid said that he was embarrassed for the fact that the spotlight remained on him despite the fact that all the other members of the support staff also put in a lot of effort.
They really deserved this: Dravid
Like every other day, Dravid tried to give the credits to his players and stated that this win is a memory that the youngsters will cherish for the rest of their lives.
“I get embarrassed when I come into the limelight. It is not only me, it is the work of all the support staff. I am really proud of the boys, proud of the effort that they have put in and proud of the support staff as well. I think the effort we have put in over the last 14 months have been sensational. They really deserved this, couldn’t be really happier and proud for this bunch of boys. It’s really nice for them and hopefully it’s a memory they’ll cherish for a long time, and hopefully it’s not a memory that defines them and they will have a lot more bigger and better memories as they go on ahead in their careers,” the head coach said.
“Coaching this team I tend to get a lot of attention, but it is really about the quality of support staff that we have had, there have been seven, eight of us who have been together for the last 14 months, the effort they put in was incredible. I am proud to be a part of their (support staff) team and I see it as that. We try and do what’s best for the kids and hopefully they can put in the performances on the field and they have certainly done that in this tournament,” he added.
During the chat, the Indian boys were continuously jumping for joy in the background. The Boys in Blue were overwhelmed after winning the tournament and the celebrations just depicted how much it meant to them. After his team failed to win the final in the previous edition Dravid finally has a World Cup champions title to his name.
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