Prithvi Shaw, on Sunday, spoke to Editor-in-chief of Republic TV, Arnab Goswami. He opened up on his first encounter with his father after the epic win. The U-19 Cricket team skipper, Prithvi Shaw along with his team and guide Rahul Dravid made India proud on February 3.
Indian Under-19 cricket team bagged the World Cup trophy on February 3 after winning against Australia by eight wickets in the final of the series, under the leadership of Prithvi Shaw and guidance of coach Rahul Dravid. After this momentous victory, the Indian team skipper Prithvi Shaw shared what it was like to meet his father at the airport.
When asked about the how his father felt meeting him at the airport, the skipper said, "He was really happy. Everyone was there". An overwhelmed Prithvi added, he gave his father a "hug" and the overall experience was "absolutely incredible".
He also spoke about the risk of captainship and how he took every game as a learning experience. “It’s a game. If a captain is believing something, planning something, if it goes wrong, I will take it on myself because I was the captain on the field. Mistakes happen. Every game you have to learn. If it’s captainship, if it’s batting, even if I’m bowling. I like to learn,” Prithvi said.
When asked if he considered his 546-run knock as the ‘biggest break’ in his life, Prithvi said: “It was the biggest break in my life. It was not easy scoring those many runs.”
Earlier on February 3, the Boys in Blue lifted their record fourth World Cup trophy as they triumphed over Australia with an eight-wicket victory in the finals being played at the Bay Oval ground in Mount Maunganui. Indian opening batsman Manjot Kalra grabbed eyeballs with his unbeaten 101-run knock as the team chased down the target of 217 in just 38.5 overs.
India U-19 World Cup coach Rahul Dravid and skipper Prithvi Shaw addressed the media in Mumbai after their World Cup triumph in New Zealand. On speaking to the media, coach Rahul Dravid highlighted that he was ‘really happy for the 15 boys as they put in a lot of hard work and thoroughly deserve’ the attention they are receiving.