Townsville, Australia: India captain Unmukt Chand, who struck a match-winning century for his side in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup final here on Sunday, chose to single out team unity as the main reason for their success in the tournament.
“The team has played really well. It has been a good journey for us. Two years back we were 15 people from different states of India but now we are one team. They have been obedient and have always helped me,” said Chand, who hit an unbeaten 111 and led India to a six-wicket win over defending champions Australia at the Tony Ireland Stadium.
“I would like to thank for the support that we got from the coaching staff, without whom we could not have won the World Cup. I would like to thank the team too — this could be the last match we play together as a team,” he said.
The venue proved be to lucky for the talented opener.
“I scored a century against them in the final of the last tournament we played here. Townsville has been good for me as I now have two centuries here,” the Delhi player added.