Rahul Dravid, India U19 Coach, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, ICC U19 World Cup trophy, New Zealand
Rahul Dravid will cherish this moment for life. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

On 3rd February  2017, India team won the 2018 ICC U-19 World Cup on Saturday, as they defeated Australia by eight wickets under the captaincy of Mumbai batsman Prithvi Shaw.

India won the title for the record fourth time courtesy a brilliant century by opener Manjot Kalra in the final.

India won the previous titles under the leadership of Mohammed Kaif, Virat Kohli, Unmukt Chand and now under Prithvi Shaw.

Prithvi Shaw Says Rahul Dravid Asked him Get Off Social Media
Five Indians including Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill was included in ICC U19 World Cup team of the year. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

A lot is always expected out of the winning squad to make it big at the senior level and make an impact at international level.

Previous Under-19 players like Yuvraj Singh, Mohammed Kaif, Virat Kohli have made a huge impact at the highest level and have made a name for themselves at the highest level.

Prithvi Shaw, Jersey 100, ICC Youth ODI World Cup, India U19, Australia U19,
Prithvi Shaw poses with the coveted title. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Similarly, this India Under-19 winning team has players who have the capability of making it big at the senior level. Captain Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill have made a huge impact in the tournament, and a lot is already expected from the duo along with some of the other players.

A lot of credit must be given to the Indian coach Rahul Dravid who guided the young boys to the World Cup triumph. Dravid took some hard decisions and imposed some restrictions on the young boys.

Prithvi Shaw, Jersey 100, ICC Youth ODI World Cup, India U19, Australia U19,
Rahul Dravid guided the Indian boys to victory. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

In a rapid-fire with ‘The Republic’, Shaw said Dravid asked him to get off social media.

Here’s the thread of the rapid-fire round-:

  • What was the first thing you did in the morning of the final?
  • Got up and ate my breakfast (smiles).
  • What was the first thing the boys did after they came back to the hotel after winning the World Cup?
  • We sat together and had our team dinner.
  • When was the last time you were allowed to binge on junk food?
  • Before the World Cup final (grins again).
  • Has Rahul Dravid ever asked you ever to get off social media?
  • Yes, he did.
  • The First word that came to your mind while lifting the World Cup?
  • Nothing.
  • The first thing you said to your father when you got home after winning the cup?
  • Thank You.
  • Who is Prithvi Shaw’s all-time favourite cricketer?
  • Sachin Sir
  • Who is your favourite Bollywood actor?
  • Hrithik
  • What does Prithvi Shaw do when he is not playing cricket?
  • S4
  • One international bowler, you want to face?
  • (Thinks) I don’t know anyone.
  • The First word that comes to your mind about IPL?
  • Delhi, c’mon Delhi.
Uddhav Thackeray, Prithvi Shaw, India U19, Paras Mhambrey, Mumbai
Rahul Dravid has backed the young stars. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

The next set of questions were more challenging as Shaw had to answer in just one word.

  1. Virat Kohli?
  2. Star
  3. World Cup?
  4. Got it
  5. Virar?
  6. My home.
  7. Sachin Tendulkar?
  8. God
  9. Mumbai?
  10. Khadoos
  11. Rahul Dravid?
  12. The Wall.
  13. Where will Prithvi saw be ten years later?
  14. I don’t know, who know’s that far.

Prabhangad Singh

Ardent Sports lover, Cricket fanatic, Manchester United fan(GGMU), Roger Federer over Rafael Nadal