[caption id="attachment_818905" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-818905" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Virat-Kohli-Rajkumar-Sharma_PTI.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="471" /> Virat Kohli's childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has been appointed the head coach of the Malta national cricket team for an ICC qualifying tournament. @PTI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/">Virat Kohli</a>'s childhood coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/rajkumar-sharma">Rajkumar Sharma</a> has been appointed the head coach of the Malta national cricket team for an ICC qualifying tournament. <p></p> <p></p>Confirming the development to PTI, Sharma said, "There is a three-nation divisional tournament of the ICC from March 29 to 31 in Spain. Malta, Estonia and hosts Spain will take part. As of now, I will be in charge of the team for this tournament." <p></p> <p></p>The Dronacharya awardee didn't hide his disappointment about not being handed Delhi Ranji team's assignment during the 2018-19 season. <p></p> <p></p>"Having served a junior coach and selector for past 18 years, I had expected that DDCA would give me a chance to work with senior Ranji team. But the panel of Virender Sehwag, Aakash Chopra, Rahul Sanghvi and Gautam Gambhir didn't find me good enough. This is after Delhi Under-23 team won CK Nayudu under my coaching." (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/gautam-gambhir-enters-politics-by-joining-bjp-817573">Gautam Gambhir enters politics by joining BJP</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>The former first class cricketer is well aware that standard won't be very high but he is taking it up as a challenge. <p></p> <p></p>"I didn't think about money when I said yes. I can make more money coaching in India rather than being Malta national coach. But it is a national team and probably I can discover a few talented players there," he said. <p></p> <p></p>"I am leaving tonight and we will have a three-day camp before we leave for Spain. I have heard that the skipper is an Indian. I am confident that I will live up to the challenge and get Malta into higher division of ICC," he added.