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Hope some U-19 stars go on to represent senior India, says Ganguly

by Sahir Usman Feb 03, 2018 • 19:47 PM

Kolkata, Feb 3 - Hailing India's dominant performance at the ICC U19 World Cup, former national team captain Sourav Ganguly hoped on Saturday that some of the young cricketers will go on to enjoy success with the senior squad.

Holding out Virat Kohli as an example, Ganguly said the Indian colts must aspire to emulate the current senior Indian team captain.

"It's a fantastic achievement. They not only became champions, they dominated teams from the first game," Ganguly told reporters on the sidelines of the foundation day celebrations of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).

"I hope some of them play for India now. Virat Kohli is the biggest example. When we used to play U-19, the World Cup was not there. I remember playing against Pakistan in Bombay. Rahul Dravid has played under me," the CAB President added.

Coached by batting legend Rahul Dravid, the Indian youngsters thrashed Australia by eight wickets in the final on Saturday to win the ICC U19 World Cup for a record fourth time.

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