Prithvi Shaw led India junior team will clash with Australia U-19 in the final. They put up a great show and defeated Pakistan U-19 team in the semifinals by 203 runs.
India senior team skipper Virat Kohli lauded the India U-19 team and said that history will repeat, as 2012 World Cup was won by India U19 by defeating Aus U19.
“It feels amazing (to see them do well). I interacted with them before they left and it’s a lovely bunch of boys. Compared to our lot (when India won in 2008 under Kohli), the confidence levels are somewhere else which is a great sign,” said Kohli, ahead of the first ODI against South Africa on Thursday.
“You’ll see many people making a strong statement for themselves much earlier than we all did. They’ve done amazingly well and the semifinal (against Pakistan) was an amazing game.”
Kohli said the boys look set to win a record fourth U-19 world title.
“Playing such a high pressure game (against Pakistan), they really stood up and that’s what you want to see. You want to see people standing up when it’s needed the most. I want to wish them all the very best for the final.
“We’ll all be following very keenly and we’ll be eagerly waiting to see them lift the cup again. I believe they have the talent, and they believe in that much more than I do, which I think is very, very important,” he signed off.