Where are the 2008 U19 World Cup Winning Stars Now?

Virat Kohli with U19 World Cup 2008 Winning Trophy. Pix: Google
Virat Kohli with U19 World Cup 2008 Winning Trophy. Pix : Google

Kohli-Jadeja is still playing, but what are the others doing? Know who and where the players of the U19 World Cup-winning teams since 2008 are today. The Indian Premier League (IPL) has made the Indian cricket team one of the best in the world. There is no dearth of talented cricketers in the country now as the IPL has gifted Indian cricket with many superstars. For such a tournament youngsters perform well for India’s U-19 World Cup. Let’s take a look at the status of the players of the Indian team led by Virat Kohli, who won the U19 World Cup 2008, and whether they are part of the IPL team at all.

1. Virat Kohli:

Whatever is said about Virat, everything will be reduced. Because he has captained the Indian senior team since the U19 World Cup 2008 as a captain. He is currently one of the best batsmen in the world. He ruled the entire world of cricket. He has still a part of Royal Challengers Bangalore since the first season.

2. Saurabh Tiwary:

Sourav Tiwary was also part of the 2008 U19 World Cup. He was a part of Mumbai Indians in IPL in 2010. The left-handed batsman then represented RCB. However, he is currently missing, remaining unsold in the IPL 2024 auction. 

3. Manish Pandey:

Manish Pandey started his career with RCB. However, he later represented Kolkata Knight Riders. Sometimes he appeared in the Indian team in limited-overs cricket. Although this cricketer was once seen as the future of Indian cricket, he is now also lost. This time also he will play for the KKR team in the IPL auction.

4. Napoleon Einstein:

Many may not know, this Napoleon Einstein was part of the Indian U19 World Cup team in 2008. He played only one match in that World Cup. He signed with Chennai Super Kings. But currently, he does not exist in the cricket world.

5. Ravindra Jadeja:

Ravindra Jadeja also started his cricket journey with Virat Kohli in the U-19 World Cup in 2008. He is currently a member of the Chennai Super Kings team in the IPL and is also a reliable all-rounder in the Indian team. 

6. Perry Goyal:

Many may not know Perry Goyal too, but he was also a member of the Under-19 World Cup team that year. Currently, he has no connection with the world of cricket. Recently, he has been the director of a company called RSG.

7. Taruwar Kohli:

The batsman was India’s second-highest run-getter in the U19 World Cup that year. He scored 218 runs at an average of 43.60 in that tournament. He was then part of Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings). Now he plays domestic cricket only for Mizoram.

8. Duvvarapu Siva Kumar:

Many people may not know this bowler. Although he was part of the Indian U19 World Cup team in that event, he did not get a chance to play a single match. He used to play domestic cricket for Andhra Pradesh. But due to an injury, he had to step away from cricket. 

9. Siddarth Kaul:

Siddharth Kaul is known by many because of the way he has shown his prowess with the ball in several seasons in the IPL. He played for RCB and Sunrisers Hyderabad. He also played for the Indian team. Currently, this pacer plays for the Indian team.

10. Shreevats Goswami:

Srivatsa Goswami was part of the Indian team in the U19 World Cup that year. Besides, he has played for many IPL teams like RCB, KKR, RR. Currently, he is part of the SRH team.

11. Pradeep Sangwan:

Pradeep Sangwan was also part of this team. His cricketing career ended due to injuries. Played for many teams in the IPL like KKR, and Delhi Capitals. He was the last part of Gujarat Titans. But currently, Pradeep remains unsold in the IPL auction. 

12. Iqbal Abdullah:

The spinner was also part of the Indian team in that event. He also became an emerging cricketer when he came to the IPL. He has represented KKR and RCB. However, he currently plays domestic cricket for Sikkim.

13. Ajitesh Argal:

Ajitesh Argal was also part of this team. He was part of the then Kings XI Punjab team. But now he left cricket and joined the post of income tax officer in Baroda.    

 14. Abhinav Mukund:

Abhinav Mukund did not play a single match in that U19 World Cup. He has represented the Indian Test team. Currently, he plays for Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket.

15. Tanmay Srivastava:

This Indian star represented the Indian U19 World Cup team at that time. This left-handed batsman scored the most runs. In IPL he played for Kings XI Punjab and Kochi Tuskers Kerala. Currently, he left Uttar Pradesh and plays domestic cricket for Uttarakhand.

FAQ: About U19 World Cup 2008

Q1: What happened to Perry Goyal and Napoleon Einstein after the U19 World Cup?

A: Perry Goyal is now the director of a company called RSG, while Napoleon Einstein seems to have exited the cricketing realm, with his current whereabouts unknown.

Q2: Why is Pradeep Sangwan no longer part of the IPL auctions?

A: Pradeep Sangwan’s cricketing career was cut short due to injuries. Despite being part of teams like KKR, Delhi Capitals, and Gujarat Titans, he remains unsold in recent IPL auctions.

Q3: Where is Ajitesh Argal now after his stint with Kings XI Punjab?

A: Ajitesh Argal has transitioned to a different profession and currently serves as an income tax officer in Baroda.

Q3: Who is the captain of India U19 World Cup 2008?

A: Virat Kohli was the captain of the Indian U19 World Cup team in 2008.

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In the captivating journey from the U19 World Cup in 2008 to the current IPL season in 2024, these players have faced diverse trajectories. As the U19 stars continue to make headlines, their stories are a testament to the unpredictable and dynamic nature of cricket careers.

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