Mumbai: Maharashtra batsman Vijay Zol, who led the India under-19 squad to the Asia Cup title, said the team would not rest on its laurels and look to perform well in next month’s Junior World Cup in the UAE.”The team has been doing well for the last four tournaments. There has been no single hero.
“Everyone has chipped in with one or the other kind of performance. It has been a team effort. “Just before the World Cup, everyone is in good nick, so it is good for the team,” Zol told reporters here on the eve of his team’s Ranji Trophy quarter-final against defending champions Mumbai. “We are hoping to do well in the World Cup (starting February 14) too,” he added.
Zol, who scored a hundred in last Saturday’s final against Pakistan, said it was a good experience to play against good opponents in the Under-19 Asia Cup. “It was a good experience, playing against a few stronger teams over there — Pakistan, Sri Lanka — who are well-known teams in the under 19 circuit.
“It was good to play hard cricket there for 10 days and it was good to win the fourth tournament just before entering the World Cup. We are taking the winning momentum with us (to the UAE),” he said.In the Group A league stage, India had lost to Pakistan by two wickets and Zol said: “It was always on back of our mind that we had to make a comeback. And beating them in the final was icing on the cake.”