Prithvi Shaw: Team backed me in pressure moments

Updated: Feb 04, 2018, 11:48 IST | PTI

He understands the enormity of his side's achievement but a reticent skipper Prithvi Shaw found it hard to express his emotions after India won their fourth under-19 World Cup

India skipper Prithvi Shaw
India skipper Prithvi Shaw

He understands the enormity of his side's achievement but a reticent skipper Prithvi Shaw found it hard to express his emotions after India won their fourth under-19 World Cup. At 18, like all teenagers, he was not expected to give loaded answers and underlined that it was "fun" which united this bunch of cricketers. "There a lot of memories created. I can't express, what I am feeling right now. I am just happy," was all he said when asked to pick a few memories having played his last match at this level in a befitting manner.

"It feels really good. Winning this World Cup, it means a lot to us, making India proud. We are enjoying ourselves whether we were batting or bowling," he said. Asked what he was going through having achieved the target of winning the World Cup, Shaw said: "There were not many emotions. It was mazzak and masti (fun and frolic). "We were waiting for this tournament. We have played together for 1-2 years. As a captain, I have been backed. Whenever I was under pressure, the team backed me (rallied around me)."

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