New Delhi, Jan 12: 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.
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 be a part of the Indian ODI squad who will face Australia in a three-match series beginning Tuesday in Mumbai.
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The 31-year-old Rahane is a part of the India A team for the second India four-day game against New Zealand between February 7 to 10. India will play two Tests against the Kiwis from February 21.