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Dravid Claims India is Not the Real Winner of 2012 U19 World Cup - India Cricket News

Dravid Claims India is Not the Real Winner of 2012 U19 World Cup - India Cricket News

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India Under-19 coach Rahul Dravid addressed the media on Monday after the ICC U-19 World Cup triumphant over Australia.  More update on India Cricket News


Rahul Dravid and Prithvi Shaw the coach-captain duo spoke about the preparation and journey they have been though in the tournament. Rahul Dravid also reflected his views on 2012 U-19 world cup victory. 


India U-19 team have played some tough matches, as they have comprehensively  defeated arched rivals Pakistan in semi-finals by 203 runs and keep their nerve clam in the high pressure World Cup final against Australia and came out victorious. 


Speaking on team temperament Rahul Dravid said “The boys were aware that it’s a big game considering the public’s interest, but we didn’t look at it differently from any other match.”


“I don’t think we played our number one game in the final, but playing such a high-pressure final in such a big tournament is another experience. Then coming to Mumbai and seeing excitement, noise and so many people around them, that is another kind of experience.”


"I feel proud for these boys as they get to wear a World Cup winner's medal. But I don't think we played our number one game in the final but we got the result we wanted," Dravid told reporters.


India U-19 side remained unbeaten throughout the Youth World Cup. They have brutally thrashed their opponents in all aspects of the game. Taking into account India’s dominance, Dravid stressed on the planning and process of developing players.


Speaking about the unbeaten World Cup triumph the legend said "The real satisfaction is about the whole process that was followed in the last 15 to 16 months. The planning and preparation of developing players is a good process we have put in place. We need to keep refining and developing this process,”


"As kids, they have had experiences which should hold them in good stead for an entire lifetime. To play in front of big crowd, matches which are televised and play a high-pressure final is something huge," he added.

 

Speaking about the real winner in 2012?


The legendary cricketer Rahul Dravid made a realistic observation about the 2012 Under-19 World Cup victory, as none of the players could making into the senior team except Sandeep Sharma in compare to Australians Six players making into to the senior team. “So who really was the winner in the end?” asked Dravid

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RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 35 4016 115
2 South Africa 33 3712 106
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 England 45 4722 105
5 New Zealand 23 2354 102
6 Sri Lanka 38 3668 97
7 Pakistan 21 1853 88
8 West Indies 29 2235 77
9 Bangladesh 19 1268 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

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1 England 51 6470 127
2 India 49 5973 122
3 New Zealand 41 4602 112
4 South Africa 39 4275 110
5 Pakistan 38 3915 103
6 Australia 37 3699 100
7 Bangladesh 28 2607 93
8 Sri Lanka 50 3872 77
9 West Indies 32 2217 69
10 Afghanistan 32 2053 64
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

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RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 30 3972 132
2 India 37 4601 124
2 Australia 21 2570 122
4 England 21 2448 117
5 New Zealand 22 2542 116
6 South Africa 19 2093 110
7 West Indies 21 2219 106
8 Afghanistan 27 2490 92
9 Sri Lanka 28 2451 88
10 Bangladesh 27 2066 77