Just the kind of boost the young India U19 team needed before their departure for the World Cup. India captain @imVkohli spent some time with them and there was sure a lot to take for the youngsters. pic.twitter.com/DbhvIwNEmx
— BCCI (@BCCI) 27 December 2017
New Delhi: Team India captain, who recently tied the knot with Bollywood diva Anushka, on Wednesday meet with the Under-19 world cup team going to represent the country in the Newzeeland. Board of Control for Cricket in India BCCI twitted photographs of Virat Kohli with the junior team India.
Kholi was part of the Under-19 team that brings World cup home in 2008. His presence among the young and junior player give them big moral support before leaving the country. The meeting with the young players took place in the Mumbai where Virat gave tips the team India.
So far the under-19 team has brought world cup home three times in the past. Virat told them that they can win the world cup in Newzeeland for the country. In the year 2000, India wins the under-19 world cup for the first time. The team under the leadership of Virat Kholi bring back cup in 2008. Again 2012, Indian boys retain the cup. India had to face defeat in the last under-19 world cup in the final that was played in Bangladesh
Junior Team India Leave the country for Newzeeland on Thursday Morning.The First match of the world cup will be played on 13th of January. Junior sensation Prithvi shaw will lead the team as captain in the world cup. Cricket experts see the talent of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar in the Prithvi Shaw.
While Talking with the media, team Coach Rahul Dravid said, constant playing in the domestic cricket will help the players in the world cup. This team is similar to the team we had in the last world cup. Our team has good fast as well as spin ballers.
Dravid said this is a good opportunity for the young cricketers to prove themself in the in international cricket. Performance in the under-19 world cup will help the junior players to make space for the senior team.