Virat Kohli feels U-19 World Cup gives an opportunity to show the world what you have!

Kohli even recalled how his participation in the tournament helped him grow as cricketer.

Updated: Jan 13, 2016, 20:27 PM IST
Virat Kohli feels U-19 World Cup gives an opportunity to show the world what you have!

New Delhi: As the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup is round the corner, Team India's Test skipper Virat Kohli talked about the major event, which he feels helps youngsters to hog the limelight.

Kohli even recalled how his participation in the tournament helped him grow as cricketer.

"It was an opportunity for everyone to showcase their talent because the whole world was watching it," said the 28-year-old as per the report in ANI.

In 2008, under the captaincy of Kohli India won the tournament, when they beat South Africa in the summit clash.

Kohli also feels that U19 WC is a `competitive` tournament.

"A lot of players I played against in 2008 are now playing for their respective nations. You get quality players and you get an opportunity to show the world what you have."

Veteran South Africa batsman Hashim Amla, also backs the event.

"I don't think we have a better success story from the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup like we do in the form of Kagiso Rabada. He was one of the highlights from the competition in 2014 and today he continues to lead the way with performances for the Proteas," said Amla.