India defeated Australia in the final to win the ICC U19 World Cup 2018 in New Zealand and was praised for their dominating performance in the tournament.
India remained undefeated in the tournament and head coach Rahul Dravid was given his due credit for the success of the U19 team. The victorious Indian team celebrated a lot on the field and they took inspiration from the FIFA video game to give the tournament its final highlight moment.
Rahul Dravid, who comes from the school of restraining your aggression had given a message to the young players of the Indian team, which asked them to restrain themselves from any ugliness after they won the World Cup.
“After the win, Dravid told the boys to cherish the moment. He instructed them not to direct any insult towards anyone. We can celebrate the victory politely also. And the players did exactly as per their coach’s instructions,” said a reliable source privy to the dressing room proceedings. Dravid doesn’t like players having a go at the opponents after winning so he informed his players in advance.
Dravid’s India teammate Sachin Tendulkar also pointed out Dravid’s nature in his congratulatory message to the victorious Indian team.
“One thing I noticed about the team is that they are disciplined. Dravid himself always placed impetus on discipline and the team has gained from his experience which has been at the highest level,” said Tendulkar.