5 Indian players who were part of the 2006 U-19 World Cup squad along with Rohit Sharma

The major tournament of young Indian players, Under-19 World 2022 has started.  Till a few years before, the Under-19 Cricket World Cup is the only one for young players to prove themselves on a large scale. There was a golden opportunity. However, now due to different T20 tournaments around the world, youngsters have a lot of opportunities. The Under-19 World Cup has given many promising players to cricket playing nations around the world. Talking about Indian players like Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja came into limelight from this tournament. In the 2006 Under-19 World Cup, there were many such youngsters in the Indian squad, who are counted among the legendary players today and one of them is the name of the current Indian captain Rohit Sharma.

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Rohit Sharma was called a special player by everyone right from the beginning of his career and after a few years, the player showed his talent tremendously at the international level and today he is considered as one of the best batsmen of India. However, apart from Rohit, the squad for the 2006 Under-19 World Cup included many other players who later became part of the Indian team. In this article, we are going to mention 5 such legendary Indian players.

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#5 Shahbaz Nadeem

Left-arm spin bowler Shahbaz Nadeem was also a part of the Under-19 World Cup in 2006 along with Rohit Sharma. However, Nadeem got a chance to play in only one match in that tournament. In that match, he took one wicket while bowling 7 overs.

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#4 Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma, who has played all three formats for India, was just a part of the Indian squad in the 2006 Under-19 World Cup. Although this tall fast bowler did not get a chance to show his talent in a single match in that tournament. He may not have got a chance in this tournament, but he made his Test and ODI debut the next year.

#3 Piyush Chawla

Piyush Chawal was the leading wicket-taker for India in the 2006 Under-19 World Cup. Chawla was considered a future star early in his career and was seen as a replacement for Anil Kumble after his retirement. Although Chawla was successful in his early days at the international level, his success did not last long and he lost his place in the team. At present, Chawla is not a part of the Indian team in any format.

#2 Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja, who played two Under-19 World Cups in his career, was also a part of the 2006 Under-19 World Cup apart from 2008. However, Jadeja did not find much success in his first Under-19 World Cup. Jadeja got 34 runs and four wickets with the bat in 4 matches. At that time Rohit Sharma was also a part of the same team and even today both these players play together in the Indian team.

#1 Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara, the number 3 specialist batsman in the Indian Test team, was also a part of the Indian team at the 2006 Under-19 World Cup along with Rohit Sharma. Pujara was the highest run scorer in that tournament. He scored 349 runs in 6 matches at an excellent average of 116.33. Pujara’s brilliant batting was instrumental in helping India reach the final.

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