After U-19 WC triumph, pacer Ishan Porel ready for ‘boys-to-men’ transition

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Kolkata: India’s Under-19 World Cup-winning pacer Ishan Porel is fully aware that there is no shortcut to success and says he will have to perform in domestic cricket to make the boys-to-men transition. Porel, who bounced back from a serious foot injury to make significant contributions in the final two matches, arrived here on Tuesday morning amid huge fanfare.

He was received at the airport by his parents and Cricket Association of Bengal officials.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who had personally called Porel to congratulate after the World Cup win, also sent him a note of congratulations and an Uttorio (scarf) as the youngster headed straight to his home in Chandannagar, about 50 kilometres away from Kolkata.

“I know the significance of winning a World Cup. I’m just taking it like a learning process. I am very much aware that I’ve to keep performing well at the domestic level, then only I can make the boys-to-men transition,” Porel told PTI.

“Everyone wants me to see in India…

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