Indian cricketing legend , Sachin Tendulkar, has extended his greetings to new captain Ajinkya Rahane, hoping the youngster will do a good job during the upcoming Zimbabwe tour. Rahane, 27, is the first cricketer from Mumbai in 15 years to be handed the reins of the team, since Tendulkar led the team in 2000.
The national selectors announced a second-string team for the tour, resting most of the senior players such as Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma. The senior players had requested the BCCI to give them a break due to fatigue.
“I feel very happy for Ajinkya. He is a sincere and hard working cricketer. I have always been impressed with his commitment and dedication. I am sure he will give his best and give us a reason to be proud of him. I wish him all the best,” Tendulkar told PTI.
India are scheduled to play three ODIs in Harare (July 10, 12 and 14) followed by a couple of Twenty20 Internationals (July 17 and 19).