Former India skipper Rahul Dravid and coach of India U-19 team asked fans to support the team in a video message posted by him on Twitter by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
"The under-19 team is very keen to show you their talent. We know you will be watching us. We know you will be supporting the boys all the way,” the coach said on his 45th birthday.
"Ahead of the start of the #U19CWC, Rahul Dravid has a message for those supporting India at the @cricketworldcup, the ICC video was captioned.
Dravid is in New Zealand with the U-19 team for the World Cup. A legend, he amassed 13,288 Test runs and 10,889 ODI runs.
--By A Cricket Correspondent