India's U-19 winning captain Yash Dhull goes to DC
India's 2022 U-19 World Cup winning captain Yash Dhull has earned an Indian Premier League (IPL) ticket. Dhull was purchased by the Delhi Capitals for Rs. 50 lakh in the mega auction on Sunday. A few days earlier, Yash was named in Delhi's squad for the Ranji Trophy, starting this month. Here are further details.
Under Dhull, India won their fifth ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup title by beating England in the final. Dhull became the fifth Indian skipper to lift the title after Mohammad Kaif (2000), Virat Kohli (2008), Unmukt Chand (2012), and Prithvi Shaw (2018). The 19-year-old is set to have his first taste of red-ball cricket in the Ranji Trophy, besides playing in the IPL.
India topped Group B by winning all three matches. They started the tournament with a comprehensive 45-run win over South Africa. Next, they bested Ireland by 174 runs before hammering Uganda by 326 runs in their last group game. They defeated Bangladesh by 5 wickets in the quarter-finals. India battered Australia by 96 runs in the semi-final. They beat England in the final.
Sharing the dressing room with some of the biggest players will help Dhull tremendously. He was a class act in the U-19 World Cup and led Team India by example. Dhull will hope he gets some game time to show his credentials.