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U-19 Cricket World Cup: “100% Our Kids Will Win The Final,” Says Manjot Kalra’s Father

Written By Veda Ramaswamy | Mumbai | Published:

The young Indian side has enjoyed an impressive run enroute to the finals – one of which also includes an emphatic 203-run win against arch-rivals Pakistan in the semifinals. Now, as India take on Australia in the final of Under-19 Cricket World Cup on Saturday, Republic TV spoke to the families and friends of the young colts.

Republic TV reported from the residence of Shubman Gill, Manjot Kalra and Kamlesh Nagarkoi to soak in the vibe ahead of this historic final.

Shubman Gill’s family in Chandigarh is watching the match very closely and are under a lot of pressure. However, his family is certain he will bring the proud moment for the country and that India will win the match.

Shubman Gill’s society have set up a special screen to watch the final in the society and the residents have also joined in to cheer on the young lads. The atmosphere was a frenzy of joy and jubilation as people were spotted distributing sweets and chanting slogans to cheer the team.

 Speaking to Republic TV  Manjot Kalra’s father seemed confident of the country's chances in the final despite being pitted against the mighty Australians. 

Manjot Kalra’s father said, “100% our kids will win the final today. I have full confidence.”


Kamlesh Nagarkoti’s coach was pleased with his ward's performance during the tournament and he hopes he can replicate the same the same in the final against Australia.

Speaking to Republic TV from Jaipur, Kamlesh Nagarkoti’s coach said:  “He has played well in the entire tournament. He has bowled well today also. He has taken wickets in the important time."

"The way India is batting now, we are sure to win the World Cup today,"

Watch Republic TV’s entire interview with the players’ families in the video above as young colts aims to lift the coveted ICC U-19 World Cup trophy for the fourth time when they face Australia in the final.

India were 23 for no loss against Australia when rain briefly stopped play in the U-19 World Cup final in Mount Maunganui. Openers Manjot Kalra and Prithvi Shaw were batting on 9 and 10 respectively. Australia were 216 all out in 47.2 overs. (Read full match report here)