Mumbai: Middle-order batsman Mohammad Kaif today said the ICC Under-19 World Cup, which started yesterday in the UAE, is a good platform for the budding cricketers.
"We also came through Under-19. We won the World Cup in Sri Lanka. Virat Kohli was captain of Under-19 team that won the World Cup (later). Unmukt Chand too. It is a good platform for youngsters to show their talent. Then they get the opportunity in Ranji to show their talent," said Kaif, who is here to play for Air India in the BCCI Corporate Trophy tournament that starts on Sunday.
Kaif, who led the U-19 team that also included Yuvraj Singh to the Junior World Cup title triumph in 2000, said the tournament was also a good base for the youngsters to start their international career.