Former India cricketer WS Laxman, who is part of the Indian team’s support staff at the U-19 Cricket World Cup here, gave a pep-talk to the Ugandan side after it lost to India Under-19 by 326 runs in a Group B game here on January 22.Replying to India’s 405/5, built around Raj Bawa’s unbeaten 162 and Angkrish Raghuvanshi 144, Uganda were bowled out for just 79 in 19.4 overs.

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Uganda lost all three of their group games by big margins and Laxman, the National Cricket Academy (NCA) head who is with the Indian team in the West Indies, told the players that defeats were part of a “learning process”. “All of you (Ugandan players) look very sad.Every time you play a match, you want to win. The important thing for all of you is to accept that this is a learning process and each and every match for you is a way to improve,” Laxman, who came to the Ugandan dressing room after their loss, told the demoralised players.

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