Wednesday, September 12, 2012

U19 Champions of The World.

India the Under 19 cricket world cup champions 2012. It's the 3rd time they are lifting the crown. After Kaif and Virat routed the team into winning ways in the years 2000 and 2008 respectively.  I still wonder Cricket is a crazy game in a crazy nation. Forget about the National game hockey. They win and lose. No one really cares about it. Matter of the fact is hockey is highly influenced by politics and maintained by government while Cricket is considered as a total private body.  Thanks to BCCI they do good sometimes.

Under 19 is something which is not a bid deal in watching because there will be no recognized players. Fresh and Young guys  play with the hopes of settling in National team. And all national players in Indian team are in U19's once upon a time. They all made it to national team with great hopes but, Some stayed and some vanished. Consistency matters a lot in such a pressure hyped game.

Virat Kohli came into light after leading the Indian U19 team to win 2nd world cup title with a lot patience that he showed on-field. He then seized an opportunity in the National side and started off his career with some blistering match winning knocks and yet maintaining his prime for the last 2 years averaging more than 50.

And now, I see a similar kind of guy named "Unmukt Chand" who led Indian boys to win 3rd world cup title. However, It makes even more special by winning the Final against defending champions Australia on their home turf. Nothing else can get bigger than this. An absolute proud moment for Indians. As winning overseas is never that easy. Yet, U19 boys did fantastic job at the end. They adapted to the conditions, Bowled with perfect line and length, Fielded well, and contributed their part when it mattered. It's an overall team effort.

The Captain Unmukt Chand had a lot resemblances with Virat Kohli starting with the kind of mannerisms to stroke shots.He looked completely charged up with much needed ton on big Final.

 I wish these guys all the very best :) 

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