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Dravid Wants ICC U19 WC Title to Kick-start Journey of India U-19 Colts

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But amidst all the celebrations, Dravid, known for his pragmatic manner of approaching everything said that he hopes the historic fourth U19 World Cup title is just the beginning for his squad which is led by Prithvi Shaw. After the win, Dravid said that he would like to see the boys achieve bigger milestones and create many more memorable events.

Former India captain and India U19 coach Rahul Dravid finally has a World Cup winners medal after he missed out on two occasions before this, once as a player in 2003 and then as the coach of the U19 side in 2016.

But amidst all the celebrations, Dravid, known for his pragmatic manner of approaching everything said that he hopes the historic fourth U19 World Cup title is just the beginning for his squad which is led by Prithvi Shaw. After the win, Dravid said that he would like to see the boys achieve bigger milestones and create many more memorable events.

"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," Dravid told Simon Doull after the match.

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Dravid went onto add that he would rather all the attention of this win be directed towards his players instead of him.

"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 and the effort they have put in has been amazing," he further added.

The BCCI have announced cash prizes for coach Rahul Dravid (Rs 50 Lakh), players (Rs 30 Lakh each) and members of support staff (Rs 20 Lakh each).

COA head Vinod Rai and member Diana Eduljee heaped praise on the title-winning team and they also had only good things to say about coach and mentor Dravid.

"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 Vinod Rai.

"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," said Diana Eduljee.