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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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2 South Africa 32 3589 112
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 New Zealand 23 2354 102
5 England 36 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 31 2914 94
7 Pakistan 17 1463 86
8 Bangladesh 16 1202 75
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10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

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2 India 45 5492 122
3 South Africa 34 3842 113
4 New Zealand 41 4602 112
5 Australia 32 3327 104
6 Pakistan 32 3279 102
7 Bangladesh 24 2220 93
8 Sri Lanka 43 3302 77
9 West Indies 29 1989 69
10 Afghanistan 28 1758 63
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

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RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2990 130
2 Australia 15 1894 126
3 India 32 3932 123
4 New Zealand 22 2542 116
5 England 17 1951 115
6 South Africa 18 2058 114
7 West Indies 18 2048 114
8 Afghanistan 22 1917 87
9 Sri Lanka 27 2287 85
10 Bangladesh 21 1570 75