Ajinkya Rahane talks after being appointed the captain of the Indian One-Day International (ODI) team to tour Zimbabwe. His appointment as the skipper of the Indian team came as a surprise after he was dropped from the side to face Bangladesh in the recently concluded bi-lateral series. Ambati Rayudu was preferred over him. Read: Ajinkya Rahane wants MS Dhoni’s calmness and Virat Kohli’s controlled aggression

Rahane speaks as to how surprising the call was for him to  captain the team. He became the first player from Mumbai to captain India in ODIs after Sachin Tendulkar. He has also expressed his desire to have MS Dhoni‘s calmness and Virat Kohli‘s aggression. He added that it was a new challenge for him and he is looking forward to leading India. Read:Ajinkya Rahane has come of age: Dilip Vengsarkar