After landing in India from New Zealand with a World Cup in hand, Prithvi Shaw, 18, was living a dream. He was a victorious Indian captain in a World Cup and he could not have asked for more. However, the world has not seen enough of him and he needs to realize that. Rahul Dravid, the Under-19 coach said that, the real challenge for the team starts for the U-19 boys from now.
Shaw has seen enough of those challenges already and his journey suggests he has not taken the victory into his head. Speaking to the media, he was very clear about what future holds for him.
India U19 players have always been welcomed in IPL. Starting with Virat Kohli and gang, who clinched the U19 World Cup in 2008, over the years we have seen a plenty of U19 graduates, going on to represent different IPL teams. Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Unmukt Chand, Rishabh Pant, Avesh Khan, Ishan Kishan are some of the big examples.
This year too, India possesses some great talent at the U19 level. Here, we look at six of the prospects who can earn a big paycheck at the IPL auction.