“The techniques change but the class remains”


The special clip features the likes of Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Joe Root, KL Rahul, Ben Stokes and Babar Azam.

Virat Kohli. (Image credit: Instagram)

The ongoing 2022 Under-19 World Cup is coming to an end with India and England qualifying for the summit clash. The two teams will face off at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua and it would be interesting to see which team walks away with the silverware. The ongoing competition has certainly witnessed exciting battles over 22 yards with the wonderkids showing their potential.

Many of these youngsters are also expected to make their mark at the highest level. After all, this has been the case for many players in previous editions of the competitions. From Ben Stokes to Virat Kohli, several U19 World Cup alumni have moved up a gear. The official Instagram page of the International Cricket Council (ICC) also pointed out the same by sharing a video recently.

ICC sends fans down memory lane

In the clip, the Under-19s and current versions of many batting stalwarts were seen in action simultaneously as fans walked down memory lane. The special clip features the likes of Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Joe Root, KL Rahul, Ben Stokes and Babar Azam. “Techniques change, but class remains. Here’s how some of the biggest superstars compare to their #U19CWC playing days. Which player has changed the most? read the caption of the post.

The comments section was flooded in no time as fans responded to ICC’s query. Speaking of the current competition, India, who are in their fourth consecutive appearance in the tournament final, will be fighting for their fifth title. The semi-final clash saw the Boys in Blue beat Australia by 96 points with skipper Yash Dhull scoring a brilliant century.

“It’s a proud moment (to be the third Indian captain to score a ton of U19 World Championships after Virat Kohli and Unmukt Chand). The idea was to hit consistently, not to try too many shots and to pass 40. Rasheed and I fight well together, we combine well and it shows. Shaikh Rasheed (who scored 94) and I had a good partnership and we also had good partnerships down below. The way the boys play is good,” Dhull said after the game.

On the other hand, England met Afghanistan in their semi-final clash and came away with a 15-point win in a rain-shortened game.


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