Under-19 Cricket World Cup: Team India's coach said, Captain Yash Dhul is capable of taking tough decisions on the field

Under-19 Cricket World Cup: Team India's coach said, Captain Yash Dhul is capable of taking tough decisions on the field

The ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup will be played in the West Indies from today. Yash Dhul-led Team India coach Hrishikesh Kanitkar is confident that the team will do well in this tournament. India will start their campaign against South Africa in Group B on January 15. Earlier, Kanitkar has praised Dhull and said that he has the ability to take tough decisions on the field. 

Kanitkar believes that youngster Yash Dhul is the perfect choice for the captaincy. He said, 'The first quality you should have to become the captain of any team is that you should have respect for your team. Without it you can be a good captain or player, but you will not be able to function. Yash Dhul has got the respect of all his players. He is capable of taking tough decisions on the field when needed. A captain cannot be asked to work every time. The captain has to take his own decisions and Yash can do that.

India defeated Australia by nine wickets in a warm-up match in Guyana prior to the tournament. This will boost the morale of the team. Harnoor Singh scored a century in this victory and Dhul scored an unbeaten half-century. Kanitkar described Dhul's captaincy as comfortable and said that young players like to do their jobs with perfection.

Dhul said that he liked the on-field attitude of India's Test captain Virat Kohli. He that they try to work in the same way. Let us tell you that India is the most successful team having won four titles in 2000, 2008, 2012 and 2018. Apart from this, India has also been runner-up in the previous edition of the tournament held in 2016 and in 2020 in New Zealand.

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'Virat Kohli could have captained Test cricket for so many years now, there was no pressure from BCCI'

'Virat Kohli could have captained Test cricket for so many years now, there was no pressure from BCCI'

 There is no doubt that if Virat Kohli wanted, he could have captained the Indian Test team for some time, but perhaps worried about his batting, Kohli decided to leave the captaincy. Now Virat Kohli will be able to perform better for the Indian team as a batsman without any pressure. Remind you that former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar also left the captaincy of the Indian team in the year 2000 because it affected his batting and then he continued to play for India for 13 years. 

After Virat Kohli stepped down as Test captain, BCCI and its officials wished him all the best for his future ahead and appreciated what he has done for the country as a captain. At the same time, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said that there was no pressure on Virat Kohli to leave the captaincy of the Test team. He said that he could have captained the Indian Test team for two-three years now. Dhumal was quoted by News18 as saying that there was no pressure on Virat Kohli to step down from the captaincy either from the BCCI side or the selectors. It is completely his decision which we respect, but if he wanted, he could have taken the team further as Test captain for two-three years. 

Let us tell you that after the defeat in the Test series against South Africa, Virat Kohli had announced to step down as the captain of the Test team through social media on Saturday. In his post, he thanked the BCCI and said that he would be grateful for the opportunity he got to lead the country. At the same time, he also thanked former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri and in the last expressed his gratitude to MS Dhoni, saying that Mahi had reposed faith in his captaincy. 

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