Cheers for Under-19 Cricket Team!

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21 Feb, 18 16:54
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India’s young guns continue to impress. The way they beat Australia in the final showcases true professionalism. They chased down the Australian total of 217 convincingly. The match was nicely set up by the Indian bowlers like Ishan Porel, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shiva Singh and Anukul Roy who took two wickets each and restricted the mighty Australian Under-19 team at 216. Jonathan Merlo’s 76 run score from Australia was good but not good enough to put Indians on the back foot. His contribution also was the top score from the Australian site.
India’s Manjot Kalra not only played a role of sheet anchor to hold one side of the wicket, he also ensured to score runs at a strike rate of about 100. This is India’s fourth title, which is a record in itself.
The young team remained invincible throughout the tournament and this shows how much prepared the team was. While the credit, of course, goes to each and every player of the squad for contributing and supporting others, you can’t ignore the contribution from the coach Rahul Dravid.
Rahul Dravid has now become a jeweler who can train any raw player and groove them into a superstar performer. He was the coach of Rajasthan Royals IPL team and had carved players to make Rajasthan Royals one of the most formidable sites after being initially labeled as the underdog.
Now once again the demand to appoint him as a coach of the national squad will echo across the sections of experts. No doubt he is incomparable and is a player with sound technique but if you look closely, the national squad already has players who are best of the lot. They already have proved their mettle and need only practice to stay in the team and perform. Honing skills of inexperienced players is way difficult and there, the services of Rahul are required.
New players come with basic knowledge and lot of enthusiasm but they need someone to correct their technical skills to be able to face the world-class bowlers and batsmen. And the one person who can do this is only Rahul Dravid today.
Overall, Indian cricket is going through its golden period. Both, national and under-19 teams are doing great. Not to take the credit from players, the sport is also well-funded. Another sport that is gearing up is badminton where players like PV Sindhu have raised the bar.
Now, it’s the time we also start paying attention to other players. The Kabaddi is gaining good momentum as well. All these sports need support from people. If a sport is watched or supported more, the government can’t afford to keep it at bay for long.
Let’s love all the games and we will have more stars from all the corners of the country. Who knows a kid from your family too wins a world cup for the country in some Indian game.
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