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How Rohit, Rahane motivated army jawans

October 19, 2016 19:58 IST

IMAGE: Indian players Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav and Manish Pandey with BCCI president Anurag Thakur at the headquarters of 124 Sikh Battalion Territorial Army. Photograph: BCCI.

BCCI president Anurag Thakur and India players Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav and Manish Pandey visited the 124 Sikh Battalion Territorial Army headquarter in New Delhi.

After interacting with the jawans, the players also played cricket with the kids of army officers.

"I thoroughly enjoyed playing a knock with the children. It is great to see the enthusiasm of these kids and I would like to wish them best of luck for all their future endeavors," Rohit Sharma said.

Rohit's Mumbai teammate Rahane also shared his feelings after meeting army jawans.

"It is a great feeling to have the president of the board as the member of the Territorial Army.

"I would like to thank Lt. Anurag Thakur for brining all of us here and giving us the opportunity to stand shoulder to shoulder with the protectors of our country," said Rahane.

The Indian cricket team is in Delhi for the second ODI against New Zealand scheduled to be played at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Thursday.

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