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 Nagarkoti.
Shubman Gill’s family in Chandigarh is watching the match very closely and are under a lot of pressure.
Shubman's family is certain he will bring the proud moment for the country and that India will win the match.
Shubman Gill’s society residents are cheering for the U-19 team. They have set up a special screen to watch the final in the society. They are distributing sweets and chanting slogans to cheer the team.
Shubman Gill (Twitter image)
While speaking to Republic TV, cricketer Manjot Kalra’s father said, “100% our kids will win the final today. I have full confidence.”
Manjot Kalra (Twitter image)
Kamlesh Nagarkoti’s coach told Republic TV from Jaipur, “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," said Nagarkoti’s coach.
Kamlesh Nagarkoti. (Twitter image)
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)