Published: Wed, February 07, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Rahul Dravid denies entering Pakistani dressing room to console players

Rahul Dravid denies entering Pakistani dressing room to console players

"We do the best for the children". All of them will receive Rs 20 lakh each.

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.

I'm really happy that these 15 boys got to wear a World Cup medal and hold the title, they thoroughly deserve it and put in a lot of hardwork.

After thrashing Australia in the finals of the U-19 World Cup by 8 wickets, recently in New Zealand, India received a rousing welcome at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport here on Monday. "But we made the decision to not pick them as I felt it will be better for them to play U-23 and senior cricket", he added. The boys who showed they have come of age with a dominant, unbeaten performance in all their six matches including the final against Australia, couldn't stop raving about the Dravid factor in India clinching the coveted trophy for the fourth time.

Though Rahul Dravid has not taken the due credit he deserves, he has won the hearts of many from across the world not just for his role but for his humility towards his fellow human beings. I am proud of the players for the effort they have put in over the last 14 months. Head Coach Rahul Dravid played his cricket with sincerity and it was pleasing to see the boys uphold the value. It depends on the number of players who are performing - that makes it hard to break in at times.

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Rahul Dravid, the coach of the World Cup winning Under-19 Indian cricket team, continues to win the hearts of fans with his honest sense of selflessness.

While Rahul Dravid is one of the greatest players to have take the Cricket field, one important trophy had been missing from his cabinet - the World Cup. At this level, a lot of them are talented and very good.

Interestingly, the Pakistani team manager told media on returning from New Zealand that the way his players performed against India seemed as someone had cast a magic spell on them. I feel that once the boys are good enough they should go on to play men's cricket, especially those who had played first-class cricket. The onus to groom the youngsters for the rigours of higher-level cricket, according to Dravid, will rest as much on the players themselves as on the management going forward.

We didn't treat the game any different. "We too want to be part of such a team in future and get such a warm welcome". He gets Rs 4 crore a year, for a three-year agreement with the India U-19 and A teams.

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