The Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar also pointed it out in his congratulatory message, saying how he was impressed to witness the level of discipline that these youngsters had absorbed from Dravid."One thing I noticed about the team is that they are disciplined. Scoring runs in Ranji Trophy or U-19 matches helped me a lot, it really mattered: Prithvi Shaw". Dravid doesn't like players have a pass at the opponents after winning so he informed his players in advance. It was revealed that the boys had followed the auction via live streams from their team hotel and some of them were extremely nervous when their names went up for bidding. The Under 19 World Cup was always created to be the platform for the emerging stars of the game and the 2018 edition certainly catered those requirements. "We do the best for the kids", he had said.
The tournament was held in New Zealand this time.
The coach said the boys will have to play the first class cricket from now on with an aim to be selected to the national team.
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The former Indian skipper has also won all praise from the arch rival Pakistan's Under-19 management for his warm gesture to them and their boys in this World Cup. "It is interesting. the result of the final is India beat Australia but six years down the line only one of those boys has played for India while 5-6 of them went on to play for Australia".
"I am very happy and proud. Only those three days I was a bit anxious", the legendary Dravid said. They thoroughly deserve it.
Addressing a press conference after the win, Dravid had said he credited the success of the team to the entire support staff which had worked hard behind the scenes. Many of them have already been rewarded with IPL contracts. It is hard to find anyone better than "The Wall" to nurture the future of Indian cricket. Dravid said the players treated the high-pressure semifinal against arch-foes Pakistan like any other game. I feel that once the boys are good enough, they should go on to play men's cricket, especially those who have played first-class cricket. However, the head coach of the U-19 side is unperturbed with past failures and revealed that not lifting the cup as a player does not cause him pain anymore and neither does he have any regrets.