"All credit goes to our brilliant support system", said Shaw, who has emulated the likes of Mohammed Kaif, Virat Kohli and Unmukt Chand to captain India U-19 team to top of the world for the record fourth time.
After winning the toss, Australia elected to bat first at Bay Oval.
"The way our boys handled that game, the quality of cricket that we played, the intensity that we showed was commendable and we did not give them a chance to come back".
Kalra's superb knock came off 102 balls, with eight fours and three sixes. Hosting the World Cup in smaller venues is still the future forward, as it allows players to soak in the cultures of different cricketing nations and also allows them to roam around with freedom.
In a press release issued soon after the final, the BCCI had announced a Rs 50 lakh reward for Dravid, Rs 20 lakh each to his support staff and Rs 30 lakh per player on the squad.
Rahul Dravid, the coach of the victorious U-19 World Cup team, felt that the side did not play their No. 1 game while addressing the media after they landed in Mumbai on Monday (February 5). It is learnt that Dravid has underscored the importance of no discrimination against the other members of the coaching staff. So, I just congratulated him. Head Coach Rahul Dravid played his cricket with sincerity and it was pleasing to see the boys uphold the value.
Dravid felt these boys should now quit playing age-level cricket, although he said it was his personal view.
Absolutely WILD celebrations! CHAMPIONS!
Dravid was glad that his team got an early taste of what an India-Pakistan game was all about.
However, according to a report in a leading daily, Dravid is unhappy with the decision as the prize money is far greater than the rest of his coaching staff. Rahul Dravid in his role as coach of the team failed at the final hurdle in 2016, but has delivered the Cup this time around. I don't want to mention names but everyone in the support staff has put in a great effort. "That's good. It says a lot about the exposure and opportunity they have been given". Even though the pressure while preparing for the match is high, the team showed a calm, mature exterior during the clash and went on to thump them by a colossal 203 runs. The best performances came against Bangladesh and Pakistan in the quarterfinal and semifinal, respectively.
"I am really happy for these 15 boys who get to wear a World Cup medal and get to win it because it's been hard work, there have been sacrifices by a lot of them, and just the way that they played, the way they gelled as a unit, the quality of cricket that they played, the way they executed plans even under pressure".