Dravid: 'Wish the boys many more great moments in future'

India defeated Australia to become the first team to win the U-19 World Cup for record fourth time.

Published : Feb 03, 2018 14:26 IST

Prithvi Shaw and Rahul Dravid with the World Cup trophy.
Prithvi Shaw and Rahul Dravid with the World Cup trophy.

Prithvi Shaw and Rahul Dravid with the World Cup trophy.

Rahul Dravid was part of three World Cup teams but never got a chance to lift the trophy. However, as coach, working on the backdrop he has helped a group of youngsters to live a dream for the rest of their lives

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He would be a proud man to see his boys remain unbeaten throughout the U-19 World Cup and then going on to become the champions for the record fourth time.

"Really proud of the boys and proud of the effort they put in and couldn't be more happier for them," Dravid said.

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"Hopefully it's a memory they cherish for a long, long time, but hopefully not the lasting memory and they have many more great moments and bigger things in future," Dravid added.

In this moment of glory, Dravid didn't forget to thank his support staff who also worked tirelessly behind the scenes. "One of the things about me coaching this team is that it’s a bit embarrassing at times. I tend to get a lot of focus and attention. But it’s really about the support staff and the quality of people that we have had."

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Speaking to Sportstar, MSK Prasad, chairman of the BCCI senior selection committee congratulated Dravid and the support staff after the win.


"I congratulate my good friend Rahul Dravid who has done fantastic job behind the screen. Many many congratulations to our U-19 team and support staff for winning U-19 World Cup."


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