Rohit Sharma interacts with India U19 team, BCCI chief selector Chetan Sharma reacts

The India U19 team is set to take part in the Asia Cup, starting December 23.

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Rohit Sharma. (Photo source: Twitter/BCCI)

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Rohit Sharma, the ODI and T20I skipper of Team India, had a chat with the India U19 team on Friday, December 17. The 34-year-old was present during the team’s preparatory camp at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. The Indian U19 team is all set to take part in the ACC U19 Asia Cup, starting Thursday, December 23 in the United Arab Emirates.

India are set to play their first match against UAE U19 at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai. The Boys in Blue have won the tournament as many as seven times since its inception back in 1989. They will also be taking part in the U19 World Cup next year. India are the defending champions after Prithvi Shaw’s men defeated Australia in the final at Mount Maunganui.

Rohit Sharma sharing advices with India U19 boys

As far as Rohit is concerned, he lent some words of wisdom for the young boys. The official Twitter handle of the Board of Control for Cricket in India also posted a few pictures where Rohit was seen talking to the India U19 team.

“Priceless lessons #TeamIndia white-ball captain @ImRo45, made most of his rehab time as he addressed India`s U19 team during their preparatory camp at the NCA in Bengaluru,” the BCCI tweeted.

Thereafter, Chetan Sharma, the head of India’s selection panel, also reacted to the pictures. The veteran reckoned that Rohit’s words of wisdom can work wonders for the Boys in Blue. “Absolutely Priceless for the young ones #future”.

Rohit Sharma, in the meantime, has been ruled out of India’s three-match Test series against South Africa, starting December 26 at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. He was appointed as the vice-captain of the Test team, replacing Ajinkya Rahane, but a hamstring injury played spoilsport.

He has also replaced Virat Kohli as the ODI and T20I skipper of the Indian national team. The three-match T20I series against New Zealand was Rohit’s first assignment as the full-time skipper of the team.

Prior to that, he also led India in the absence of Kohli from the playing eleven. It remains to be seen if Rohit can get fit for the upcoming ODI series against the Proteas.