Mumbai: Once in every two years, a bunch of young talented teenage cricketers become a part of the Under 19 World Cup journey that changes their lives forever. Talking about the U-19 squad of 2008 which was graced by the presence of current India team skipper Virat and allrounder Ravindra Jadeja, Manish Pandey and many more.
Siddarth kaul, who was also a part of the same U-19 team, which India won against Wayne Parnell’s South Africa, under the captaincy of Kohli, recently revealed his World Cup ambitions, and said that he wants India to win the T20 World Cup just like he did 13 years ago when he bowled the crucial final over that help India win the U-19 World Cup in Malaysia. The Indian pacer believes that he can again prove to be skipper Kohli’s ‘lucky charm’ yet again.
“I am happy with the run that I had in the Indian squad. But my ultimate dream is to help India clinch a World Cup in the upcoming years. The way I am building my game continuously, if I stay for a long, I’ll definitely want to win India the World Cup. This is the ultimate goal. Just like how I helped India 13 years ago to win the U-19 World Cup, the same way I want to help India to win the main World Cup too. With Kohli as captain, I strongly feel I can be his lucky charm once again,” Kaul was quoted as saying to Sportskeeda.
Back in 2008 the 18-year-old Kaul had bagged 10 wickets, averaging 15.40, in 10 games of U-19 World Cup. The right-arm pacer has been a consistent performer ever since. He represents Punjab in first-class cricket and Kane Williamson led Sunrisers Hyderabad in Cash-rich League. The Punjab pacer who had played three ODIs and many T20Is believes that he had not got a consistent run for Team India, and hopes to better his record in future.
“Obviously, I’ll be happy to get into India’s squad for the Sri Lanka tour. Irrespective of the format, I will continue to perform well as much as I can. I don’t wish to change anything or do anything in other way. Nothing happens by doing that because if you lose the ability that you previously had, what’s the point of doing it in the first place? It would be better to enhance and improve my existing skills so much that no one can point a finger at me in future,” Kaul who last featured in international cricket in 2019, further added.