Challenges are only just beginning, says Rahul Dravid

India U-19 team pose at the reception hosted by the BCCI in Mumbai

India U-19 team pose at the reception hosted by the BCCI in Mumbai

Among all the points made, the former India captain made a brilliant, realistic observation when he said that only one player (Sandeep Sharma) made it to the national side from India's triumphant squad in the 2012 Under-19 World Cup.

"It was quite interesting for me. during the World Cup they showed re-runs of some of the earlier finals, including that of the 2012 final, " Dravid said. "If they go on to have successful first-class careers, then from thereon it becomes a stepping stone for worldwide cricket".

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While Rahul Dravid is one of the greatest players to have take the Cricket field, one important trophy had been missing from his cabinet - the World Cup.

He added, "I am more happy for these boys. Only those three days I was a bit anxious", Dravid told the media on Monday.

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"It was a very nice gesture only confirming Dravid's stature in our eyes", Nadeem Khan had said about Dravid visiting the Pakistan dressing room to boost the morale of the team after the crushing loss.

What is even more surprising is that Nagarkoti and Mavi were snapped up by Kolkata Knight Riders who also got the Player of the Under-19 World Cup, Shubman Gill for Rs 1.8 crore. Overall, the 2018 World Cup was a success, helped largely by the fact that India prevailed to the World Cup final and were crowned champions. Six years down the line only a couple of these boys have played a few One-dayers for India, while four or five of the Australian boys have gone on to play for Australia. Dravid is aware of the pitfalls of first-class as well as worldwide cricket. "In the past two-three years, I have worked hard to play for the India under-19 side".

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"In games that we found pressure, there have always been players who stood up and delivered, these are the kind of things that give you a lot of satisfaction". The U-19 World Cup has given India several stars over the years, the biggest of them being current Indian captain Virat Kohli, who had led the U-19 team to World Cup glory as well.While India has been the strongest nation at this level, one can not ignore the efforts put in by one of Indian cricket's legends to make the colts world beaters with a difference. "They told me that they were in awe of the brand of cricket we were playing", revealed the proud coach. The Indian team which won junior cricket's biggest prize in New Zealand on Saturday, arrived at 2.20 pm, but they only emerged from the terminal's exit door at 3.30 pm. "It was a hard journey for me since I used to live in Virar", he said.

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