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‘Under me, there was no pampering’

DNMUM407588 | 2/12/2018 | Author : G Krishnan | WC :1352

Turning some ‘pampered’ boys into quality fielding unit, Abhay Sharma talks about his U-19 WC journey as India’s fielding coach

Mumbai: When player of the tournament in the just-concluded ICC U-19 World Cup, Shubman Gill, ran backwards from mid-off to complete an acrobatic catch to dismiss Pakistan captain Hasan Khan in the semifinal, it was no fluke.
So much planning had gone on into the fielding and catching of the Indian Under-19 team that it had become a habit for players to go after anything that was even a half chance.
The Prithvi Shaw-led triumphant India U-19 team could not be caught for slackness on the field. Their planning towards the World Cup glory began under coach Rahul Dravid and the fielding coach Abhay Sharma about a year-and-a-half ago.
“About 15 months ago, when we had our first India U-19 camp, the boys were raw and were n
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