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All the best from New Zealand: Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane wish India U19 team for U19 World Cup final

Written by Vipin Darwade

The India U19 team will be playing the most important match of their lives on Sunday when they take on Bangladesh in the final of the U19 World Cup in Potchefstroom. While India will be eyeing their record-extending 5th World Cup title, Bangladesh are looking for their maiden crowning on the world stage.

As the future India stars gear up for the marquee clash, their seniors have started sending out good luck wishes to the team ahead of the all-important final. Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Vijay Shankar and Wriddhiman Saha have sent their best to the India U19 team in a video posted by BCCI.

BCCI captioned the video: “Wishes galore all the way from New Zealand for the U19 team ahead of the #U19CWC final. #TeamIndia”

It should be noted that Pujara himself was already a World Cup star during the 2006 edition of the U19 World Cup when he emerged as the highest run-getter of the tournament with 349 runs to his name.

Pujara along with Rahane and others are currently in New Zealand as the senior team is playing an ODI series vs the hosts. There are 2 Tests to follow against New Zealand once the 3-match ODI series gets over.

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