Finally, a long wait for the U-19 World Cup came to an end for India as they defeated Australia U-19 in the final. India recorded its fourth U-19 World Cup title. Indian skipper Prithvi Shaw was enjoying the win more after remembering the struggle for it.
"Becoming World Cup captain I can't express in words the feeling and thanks to everyone," said Shaw.
"It was a difficult journey for me starting where I used to live in Virar. All credit to my dad he was the only who took me (everywhere). He used to take me to matches practices and it was far away from my home in Virar." Shaw comes from Virar.
"It used to take two hours, the journey from the train and it was difficult in those days. In the past two-three years I am working hard to play for India Under 19," he said.
Shaw impressed everyone with his batting as he scored a hundred in Ranji and Duleep Trophy debut. He scored 261 runs including two fifties during the recently concluded U-19 World Cup.
"It is all about experience, when you are 7-8 years old you start playing school cricket and score runs, my coaches from school level to Rahul Dravid Sir now, all those small, small things, the experiences make a difference," Shaw said.
"I am very happy and proud, I played a lot of school cricket and scored heavily there and then the Ranji Trophy but when we represent India, it's a different feeling," Shaw told reporters.
"And yes we have brought the World Cup back and everybody, including the support staff, has worked hard for last more than one year. The way we planned it, it was well executed on the ground and hence we lifted the World Cup," said Shaw.