Impressive. This is what anyone who sees the young boy from West Bengal for the first time will say. Jokingly known as the politician in the U-17 dressing room, Ali does keep up to his nick name. He is always at the right place, at the right time. Ali was seen troubling the defenders especially during the match against Colombia when the opponent had a tough time marking him.
Like it had been said before, both officially and unofficially, the tournament was not about winning. It was about emerging at the global level, experiencing the exposure of a world cup and learning from playing against some of the best in the world. Although the journey has ended, India definitely takes away some crucial learnings from their matches hoping to come back stronger in the next cup.