The India U19 team churned out a phenomenal performance in performance in the semifinal of the U19 World Cup to beat the Australian side by 96 runs and they reached the final of the tournament. And now, the players got a chance to interact with none other than the legendary Virat Kohli himself.
Virat Kohli led the Indian U19 team to lead the ICC World Cup in 2008. Under his stewardship, the Indian side defeated South Africa in the summit clash by a narrow margin of 12 runs to eventually win the tournament. And Kohli shared his insights on what it means to play the final. The Indian U19 players, Yash Dhull, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Kaushal Tambe, and others got the chance to get their lessons from the cricket icon.
Also, Rajvardhan Hangargekar took to Instagram and stated that it was a good experience interacting with the 33-year-old Kohli. Adding that he has learned some important lessons about cricket as well as life, Hangargekar stated that it will help him to improve as a cricket.
“It was really good to interact with you Virat Kohli bhaiyya. Learnt some important things about life and cricket from you which will help us in getting better in upcoming times,” stated Hangargekar on Instagram.
Also, Kaushal Tambe revealed that the boys in blue got tips from the Greatest of All Time (GOAT) before the summit clash of the tournament. He wrote: “Some valuable tips from the GOAT before the final”.
The India U19 side will now take on the England U19 side in the final of the tournament. On the other hand, Virat Kohli will be preparing himself for the upcoming limited-overs series against the West Indies. This limited-overs assignment against the ‘Men in Maroon’ will consist of 3 ODIs and as many T20I matches. While Ahmedabad will host the ODI leg, the 3 T20I matches will take place at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. This series will commence on 6th February 2022.