Arshin Kulkarni suffered a disappointing end to his under-19 World Cup 2024 tournament in South Africa as he managed only 3 runs in the final against Australia, following up from his score of only 12 in the semi-final against Pakistan.
Indian fans were left disappointed with the low scores and underperformance from Arshin Kulkarni, who had been hyped as one of the best players in the Indian under-19 team ahead of the tournament.
An opener and a medium-pacer, Arshin Kulkarni is one of the only two youngsters in this under-19 Indian squad who were picked up in the IPL 2024 auction. Kulkarni was snapped by Lucknow Super Giants for his base price of INR 20 lakhs.
Out of 7, there was only one notable innings from Arshin Kulkarni – 108 against the USA. Apart from that knock, he managed only 157 runs in six innings as a premier batter in the side.
Fans were especially upset and disappointed by his dismissal for a cheap score of 3 in the final against Australia. He was dismissed by Callum Vidler. To a ball outside the off-stump, the batter played a defensive shot, but the ball seamed away just a little and late and took the outside edge through to the wicket-keeper. This was a blow for India in their chase of a stiff target of 254 runs.
Fans upset with Arshin Kulkarni as he fails to live up to the hype:
Australia finished with a score of 253 in the final. Harjas Singh top-scored with 55 while three other batters scored crucial 40s. For India, pacers Raj Limbani and Naman Tiwari shared 5 wickets between them.
Australia U19 (Playing XI): Harry Dixon, Sam Konstas, Hugh Weibgen(c), Harjas Singh, Ryan Hicks(w), Oliver Peake, Raf MacMilllan, Charlie Anderson, Tom Straker, Mahli Beardman, Callum Vidler
India U19 (Playing XI): Adarsh Singh, Arshin Kulkarni, Musheer Khan, Uday Saharan(c), Priyanshu Moliya, Sachin Dhas, Aravelly Avanish(w), Murugan Abhishek, Raj Limbani, Naman Tiwari, Saumy Pandey