India Under-19 team have never looked this strong in the tournament as they did today. There is one man who needs to be credited for the brand of cricket the youngsters have been playing, and that is head coach Rahul Dravid. ‘The Wall’ chose India Under-19 team over coaching an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise and his decision has paid off. Prithvi Shaw-led Team India brought the World Cup back home after six years.
India emerged as the undisputed champion of the tournament after giving their opposition a run for their money. Dravid, who could never be part of a World Cup-winning side in his 15-year-long career, managed to achieve his dream through Under-19 World Cup.
Dravid nurtured the young talented team, who stunned the world right from the start of their WC campaign. Whether it is the pace of the fast bowlers, or attacking play of the batsmen to throw the bowlers off their game.
After winning the Under-19 World Cup 2018, Dravid’s interview was cut-short by the team as they celebrated their victory. It was amazing to see that even after coaching the World Champions, Dravid stayed humbled. As the young team could not stop cheering, Rahul could be seen trying to complete the interview without bursting into laughter. He said,
Every Indian is delighted, all credit to Rahul Dravid for committing himself to these young kids ,and a legend like him deserves to lay his hands on the WC. Only Fitting. #INDvAUS
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 3, 2018
This is Cute Rahul Dravid trying to give interview to TV and U19 boys shouting behind him but Dravid still serious about what he does… ☝☝
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) February 3, 2018
— Archit Puri (@bantofu) February 3, 2018
— Satish Acharya (@satishacharya) February 3, 2018
Rahul Dravid standing in the dressing room, tears flowing down his cheeks and teeja tera rang tha main toh playing in the background. Incredible scenes ! 🇮🇳🇮🇳 #U19CWC 💓💓
— Rafale Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) February 3, 2018
— Scar (@RAC7R) February 3, 2018
— Rishabh Srivastava (@AskRishabh) February 3, 2018
— 100Rab (@BatwadaSaurabh) February 3, 2018
When Life Gives You Rahul, Make It Dravid Not Gandhi. 💪🙏🇮🇳#ICCU19WorldCup #U19CWC #INDvAUS #INDvsAUS #Under19WC #ManjotKalra #U19CWCFinal #U19WorldCupFinal #RahulDravid Rahul Dravid pic.twitter.com/OTM2x3seaM
— Sir Jadeja (@SirJadeja) February 3, 2018
What a humble man Rahul Dravid is – speaking about how the win should be about the players & not him & how the focus should be on the great work the players have done rather than himself #U19CWC
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) February 3, 2018
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) February 3, 2018
For some, this will be the biggest moment in their lives. But as Rahul Dravid said, they must look upon this as a stepping stone. #ICCU19CWC
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 3, 2018
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) February 3, 2018