India's 2000 World Cup winning U-19 team: Where are they now
The Mohammad Kaif-led Indian squad which had gifted the nation its first ever World Cup at the U-19 level was one of the most talented and promising set of youngsters to have ever donned the Team India jersey. Hosted by Sri Lanka, the third edition of the U-19 Cricket World Cup was indeed a special one since it featured some of the soon-to-be world-class cricketers such as Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson, Ian Bell, Yuvraj Singh, Brendon McCullum, Graeme Smith and Marlon Samuels.
Kaif's side which had emerged victorious at the end of the 16-team tournament had defeated Bangladesh, New Zealand, Nepal, England, Australia and finally Sri Lanka in order to clinch the coveted silverware.
Here is an exhaustive list of the top XI members of the 'Men in Blue’ which had participated in the 2000 edition of the world-event and what are they currently up to:
1) Ravneet Singh Ricky:
One of the most prolific run-getters of the 2000 ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup, Ravneet Singh Ricky, unfortunately, could never find his way into the Indian senior team. Having scored 340 runs at an average of 42.50, he finished second in the list of the highest run-getters of the tournament, a spot behind the soon-to-be South African skipper, Graeme Smith.
Ravneet Ricky who used to play First-Class cricket for Punjab formally announced his retirement from the sport back in 2008. The 35-year-old man from Punjab currently works as a Commercial Officer at Air India.