Home » Cricket Home » News » Ajinkya Rahane Heaps Praise on Rahul Dravid After India Clinch ICC U19 WC
1-MIN READ

Ajinkya Rahane Heaps Praise on Rahul Dravid After India Clinch ICC U19 WC

Indian players celebrate after winning the ICC U19 World Cup at Bay Oval in  Mount Maunganui . (Image Credits/Twitter)

Indian players celebrate after winning the ICC U19 World Cup at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui . (Image Credits/Twitter)

India's Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane today said that the World Cup winning India U-19 team are lucky to have Rahul Dravid as their coach.

Centurion: India's Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane today said that the World Cup winning India U-19 team are lucky to have Rahul Dravid as their coach.

"I watched a little bit (of the match) in the morning. I saw their celebrations and was really happy the way they celebrated. It's a proud moment for all of us," Rahane said on the eve of senior team's second ODI against South Africa.

"They have been really lucky to have Rahul (Dravid) bhai as coach and mentor, plus all the support staff as well. They have been working really hard for the last one and a half years. I am really happy. Its a very proud moment for all of us," Rahane said.

Manjot Kalra slammed a majestic century when it mattered the most while bowlers also came up with the goods as India thumped Australia by eight wickets to lift their fourth ICC Under-19 World Cup title at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, on Saturday.

Manjot remained unbeaten on 101 while he was ably supported by Harvik Desai (47*) as India crossed the finish line in just 38.5 overs. The Indian colts become the first team to win the title for four times as earlier they were tied with Australia with three titles each.

Delhi-boy Manjot Kalra emerged as the man for big occasion, scoring a sublime 101 not out off 102 balls and anchoring the innings after the loss of skipper Prithvi Shaw and team's leading scorer in the tournament, Shubman Gil.

With a fourth crown, India surpassed Australia in the race of most U-19 World Cup titles. Prior to the final, India and Australia were locked at three titles each. The team's performance was also a fitting tribute to coach Dravid, who finally got his hands on a World Cup trophy.