Rohit wishes luck to U-19 team for the World Cup final
Durban: Senior team vice-captain Rohit Sharma on Tuesday congratulated the Prithvi Shaw-led India colts team for reaching the ICC U-19 World Cup final and also wished them luck ahead of their summit clash against Australia.
Rohit himself had been a part of an U-19 World Cup final in 2006 where they lost to Pakistan in the final. Interestingly, current Pakistan captain Sarfraz Khan was leading the junior side then.
"We have been following their journey throughout the Test series. I think they have played some really good cricket and we always thought that this team has something special in them. With Rahul Dravid being the coach, we know these guys will do their best," Rohit said. "Every game they have played, they have destroyed the opposition and that is always good to see. Their fast bowling has been really impressive, and everybody's been talking about their bowling," the Mumbai Indians skipper said.
"I just hope that they do the same in the final as well.
"I know it's not going to be that easy. Winning the championship is never easy. But we wish them success and the entire Indian team is watching them play from here. On behalf of the full squad here we all wish and hope they can bring the cup back to India," Rohit added.
He also admitted that playing three formats at one go during an away series takes a toll on the body and would ideally prefer to play a single format during future overseas assignments. India are on a two-month-long tour and have just finished a gruelling three-Test series with six ODIs and three T20 Internationals scheduled throughout February.