'Techniques change but class remains' - ICC shares special video featuring U19 avatars of Virat Kohli, Joe Root and others

The special clip features the likes of Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Joe Root, KL Rahul, Ben Stokes and Babar Azam.

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The ongoing Under19 World Cup 2022 is coming to its conclusion with India and England qualifying for the summit clash. The two sides will battle it out at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on  and it would be interesting to see which side walks away with the silverware. The ongoing competition has certainly witnessed some exciting battles over the 22 yards with the prodigies showcasing their potential.

Many of these youngsters are also expected to make a major mark at the highest level. After all, that has been the  case with many players from the previous editions of the competitions. From Ben Stokes to Virat Kohli, several alumini of the U19 World Cup have gone onto make it big to the highest level. The official Instagram page of the International Cricket Council (ICC) also highlighted the same by sharing a video recently.

ICC sends fans into the memory lane

In the clip, the Under19 and current versions of many batting stalwarts were seen in action simultaneously as fans went down the memory lane. The special clip features the likes of Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Joe Root, KL Rahul, Ben Stokes and Babar Azam. “Techniques change, but the class remains Here’s how some of the biggest superstars compare to their #U19CWC playing days. Which player has changed the most?” read the caption of the post.

 

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The comment section got flooded in no times as fans answered ICC’s query. Speaking of the ongoing competition, India, who are making their fourth successive appearance in the tournament’s final, will fight for their fifth title. The semi-final clash saw the Boys in Blue thrashing Australia by 96 runs with skipper Yash Dhull scoring a brilliant century.

“It’s a proud moment (to be the third Indian captain to score a U19 WC ton after Virat Kohli and Unmukt Chand). The idea was to bat steadily, not to try too many shots, and to bat past the 40th over. Myself and Rasheed bat well together, we combine well and it showed. Shaikh Rasheed (who scored 94) and me had a good partnership and we had good partnerships lower down as well. The way in which the boys are playing is good,” Dhull had said after the game.

On the other hand, England met Afghanistan in their semi-final clash and walked away with a 15-run win in a rain-curtailed game.