Ajinkya Rahane says he has always admired former Australia captain Steve Waugh's mental strength

India Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has expressed his admiration for the former Australia captain Steve Waugh, who is known for his "ice cool" demeanour in tough situations.

Press Trust of India, Jan 12, 2020 18:42:20 IST

New Delhi: India Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has expressed his admiration for the former Australia captain Steve Waugh, who is known for his "ice cool" demeanour in tough situations.

"Was great chatting with @stevewaugh. Had always admired his mental strength as a player and as a leader," Rahane said in an Instagram post.


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Was great chatting with @stevewaugh. Had always admired his mental strength as a player and as a leader.

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Rahane also posted a picture of himself with the 54-year old Australia's World Cup-winning skipper, who has played 168 Tests and 325 ODIs.

Rahane is not a part of the Indian ODI squad which will face Australia in a three-match series beginning Tuesday in Mumbai.

The 31-year-old Rahane is a part of the India A team for the second India four-day game against New Zealand between 7 to 10 February. India will play two Tests against the Kiwis from 21 February.

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Updated Date: Jan 12, 2020 18:42:20 IST






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