India’s U-19 captain Yash Dhull’s father, Vijay Dhull, expressed satisfaction after the youngsters managed to defeat last year’s champions, Bangladesh, in the quarterfinal of the U-19 World Cup.
Bangladesh was restricted to a paltry score of 111 before the Men in Blue chased it down with five wickets to spare. Speaking about the important victory in a high-pressure game.
“Very happy with the way the boys performed. We saw the entire match. No doubt it was a pressure game. Last time we lost to Bangladesh in the final and that was playing in the mind of the boys and they took it in a very positive way and performed well,” Dhull told ANI.
“We have seen this from a very young age that he [Yash] plays his own style of game. If you look at the match situation the players would have been taken single or double but he plays the ball on its merit and finishes the game quickly.”
“Was not easy to stay in isolation for Yash Dhull” – Vijay Dhull
After testing positive along with five others, Yash and co. were isolated and didn’t take part in the final group stage matches against Ireland and Uganda. Staying in isolation is quite tough but luckily for Yash, his trainer helped him through.
“It was very tough for Yash and we used to talk to him every morning and evening and physically he was looking just fine but we just told him to be positive because you have to rest. It is not easy to stay alone for ten days in isolation but he stayed positive and his trainer helped him a lot,” Vijay added.
India will next face Australia in the semifinals.