Set myself an 18 month target to play for senior team: Under 19 World Cup winning captain Yash Dhull

Under-19 World Cup winning team captain Yash Dhull dreams of making a place in the senior Indian team in the next 18 months.

Krishang DesaiAuthor

Updated - 11 February 2022 07:09 PM

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The 2022 Under-19 World Cup winning captain Yash Dhull has prepared his target for the future. Yash has made his next target to make it to the senior team within 18 months. Under-19 World Cup winning team captain Yash Dhull dreams of making a place in the senior team in the next 18 months and the 19-year-old cricketer has made a move in this direction by making a place for himself in Delhi’s Ranji team.

Dhull doesn’t even remember how many planes he changed in order to join the Delhi team after reaching India from West Indies and then going to Ahmedabad for the felicitation ceremony in the last two days after becoming the world champion. Most of the cricketers of the Under-19 World Cup batch are not known to get representation in the national team, but Dhull has set his target. He wants to make a place in the national team in the next 18 months.

"This is my goal, even if I am not able to do it in the time frame of 18 months, I will keep working hard till I achieve my goal", said Dhull.

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While former senior team captain Kohli touched the pinnacle of success after this feat, Unmukt Chand’s career graph could not progress much. When Dhull was asked if there is a fear of failure at the top level after World Cup success, he said, “The names you have taken (Kohli and Chand), I am not thinking anything like that. I want to be humble and don’t want to think too much about the future."

Virat Kohli, however, played Ranji Trophy with the Under-19 team before winning the World Cup. But Dhull has not played red-ball cricket yet even at the Under-19 level. Dhull believes that he is ready for this change.

"I have to change my mindset for the red ball game, the preparation will be a little different. I don’t think it will be much different and tougher than the white ball. The red ball does a little more movement in the beginning, but after spending some time it becomes easier to bat."

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