Baoringdao Bodo(middle) is currently with ISL club Odisha FC Credit: EastMojo Image

Baoringdao Bodo, a young football sensation from Assam and former India under-17 skipper, cannot wait to play for the senior India team very soon but knows that there will be tough competition for a spot in the senior team.

Born to a Dimasa Kachari family in the town of Haflong, Dima Hasao, Assam, Bodo started playing football at the age of 8.

Bodo was selected for India camp for under-14 in 2013, he then captained India at under-17 level and then .went on to play for the India under-19 team.

The 21-year-old midfielder is currently with the Indian Super League (ISL) club Odisha FC for the upcoming season.

EastMojo had the opportunity to have an exclusive interview with the former India under-17 skipper.

EastMojo had the opportunity to have an exclusive interview with the former India under-17 skipper

Excerpts from the interview:

Q. How did you train and what have you been doing during the lockdown to maintain you fitness?

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Q. Apart from training, how have you spent your lockdown?

Q. You have captained India in the U-17 and then went on to represent India in the U-19, so any expectations for Indian senior team any soon?

Q. You are now with the Odisha FC, so how’s the atmosphere over there, being in the bubble?

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Q. What are your expectations for the upcoming ISL?

Q. This time the tournament will be held behind the closed doors, without crowd and audience, so how is the feeling, how have you mentally prepared yourself for such a situation?

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