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'World Cup win in Australia is special'

Press Trust Of India
Aug 26, 2012 at 10:13pm IST

Hyderabad: Complimenting the Indian team for winning the Under-19 cricket World Cup in Australia, former captain Sourav Ganguly said the victory was special since it came on Australian soil.

"It's a fabulous achievement. I saw the game on TV. Winning a World Cup in Australia is a special achievement. So, on that point of view, congratulations to the Under-19 boys. Unmukt Chand and his team, they played fabulously," he said.

Ganguly lauded skipper Unmukt Chand for his brave-heart innings, which scripted the win.

World Cup win in Australia is special: Ganguly

Ganguly lauded skipper Unmukt Chand for his brave-heart innings, which scripted the win.

"They were 105 for 4, chasing 226 in a World Cup final and the captain came and got a 100. So, it is a fabulous achievement," he told reporters here on Sunday.

Ganguly expressed confidence that the pool of young players would provide the base for the Indian cricket in the years to come.

"It is still early days. Indian cricket is always strong. But Under-19 is the base from which future generation players are developed. You see Virat Kohli, three or four years ago, he was the Under-19 captain who won the World Cup also.

"It is the base from which future players come in," he said, when asked how he saw the road ahead for the players who won the World Cup.

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