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India won fourth Under-19 World Cup 2018

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An elated India Under 19 head coach Rahul Dravid hopes that his World Cup-winning wards will have many such lasting memories in the future, adding that the support staff had helped him make the title triumph possible.

India won fourth Under-19 World Cup 2018: Proud of the effort they put in and couldn’t be happier for them.  don’t want to mention names, but everyone in the support staff has put in a great effort. We do the best for the kids, Dravid added as the boys in blue celebrated loudly behind him.

The Electing to bat first, Australia were dismissed for 216 runs in 47.2 overs. Ishan Porel, Shiva Singh, and Anukul Roy picked up two wickets each for India.

Opener Manjot Kalra then spearheaded the Indian run chase with an unbeaten century as the Boys in Blue romped to victory with 67 balls to spare.

Kalra remained unbeaten on 101 runs off 102 deliveries while Harvick Desai was not out on 47 at the other end.

“All credit to our support staff, they’ve really been supporting us for the last two years. And full credit to the guys as well. Rahul sir is a legend,” India skipper Prithvi Shaw said at the presentation ceremony.

It was the final, a very crucial hundred from Manjot. Gill was batting really well. And the two pacers, Mavi and Kamlesh, who’ve been excellent throughout the tournament. Thanks for all the support from India. Great memories here. We’re looking forward to going back,” he added.

India played Australia in their first group match of the tournament, completing a dominant 100-run win over the three-time champions.

This was India U-19 team’s first World Cup title since Unmukt Chand’s heroics in the final against Australia back in 2012.

Meanwhile, Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) on Saturday, announced cash rewards for the victorious India U19 team that won the ICC U19 World Cup in New Zealand after the team defeated Australia in the final at the Bay Oval.

While the coach of the Indian team, Rahul Dravid, will get Rs 50 lakhs, members of the Prithvi Shaw-led India U19 team will receive Rs 20 lakh each. The members of the support staff, Rs 20 lakhs each.

“I congratulate the U19 team who have made the country proud. Head Coach Rahul Dravid played his cricket with sincerity and it was pleasing to see the boys uphold the value.

“They have been fantastic athletes and even better ambassadors. The boys have done so well, and I am sure they will work hard and climb the ladder and represent the senior team in the future,” said the head of COA, Vinod Rai, in a media release issued by BCCI.

Ms. Diana Edulji, Member, CoA, said: “The consistent performance is a testimony to the fact of BCCI’s initiative in nurturing the talent and providing them an environment to the youngsters and perform to their potential. I congratulate Rahul Dravid and his team for returning home with the glittering ICC World Cup.”

Player of tournament Shubman Gill, who amassed 372 runs in six matches, including a hundred in the semi-final against Pakistan, said coach Dravid always told him to play along with the ground and that worked.

He is also hoping to do well in the Indian Premier League where he will play for Kolkata Knight Riders who bought him for Rs 1.8 crore.

“I’m really proud of my team. We were fortunate enough to have Rahul as the coach,” Gill said.

“He was always telling me to express myself and play along with the ground as much as possible. It was a good experience for all of us. It’s been pretty exciting. I hope I’ll do well in the IPL as well.”

Opener Manjot Kalra then spearheaded the Indian run chase with an unbeaten century as the Boys in Blue romped to victory with 67 balls to spare.

Kalra remained unbeaten on 101 runs off 102 deliveries while Harvick Desai was not out on 47 at the other end.

“The guys played really well and did what I asked them to do. And to work with the support staff and guys with international experience was great for us kids. We’ve enjoyed our time in New Zealand,” Sangha said.

“The best thing about today was the guys really tried to grind it in. As captain, you can’t really complain when they’re giving 110 percent with bat and ball, but credit to India,” he added.

“Thank you to the crowd today as well. It as fantastic to see them come today. Thanks, everyone, and congratulations India.”

“They outplayed us. Full credit to India. They played very well. Good for their supporters who came out today. Best of luck to the guys for the IPL,” Sangha told the media after the final.