As vice-captain I need to be 'alert' all the time: Ajinkya Rahane

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Dharamsala, Oct 14: Ajinkya Rahane was appointed as Indian Test team's vice-captain for the West Indies tour. Having grown as a batsman and being an important member of the side now, the Mumbai right-hander explained how he needs to be "alert" all the time in his new role.

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The 28-year-old Rahane was one of the architects of India's 3-0 clean sweep over New Zealand in the Test rubber recently. He scored 347 runs, second most in the series after Cheteshwar Pujara's 373.

Captain Kohli (right) and his deputy Rahane celebrate a New Zealand wicket in Kolkata Test recently

As he prepares for the 5-match One Day International series against the Kiwis, Rahane explained about his job as Test side's vice-captain. For him, there is no such thing as senior or junior and he is learning all the time.

"First of all I don't believe in seniority or juniority. It is all about learning at every step," Rahane told reporters on Friday (October 14).

"Yes by giving inputs and as a vice-captain (in Test series) I learnt a lot. On the field it is important to stay alert all the time (as a vice-captain). Captain (Virat Kohli) thinks a lot all the time and there are plenty of things going on in his mind. So, as a vice-captain it is important to stay alert all the time," he added.

Rahane said he is ready to share his knowledge with the members of the ODI team in the series which starts on Sunday (October 16).

"Whatever inputs you have, you pass it on to your captain. We all learn from each other. Here in ODI squad, I would like to learn from all the boys. If I have any input I will definitely share with them," he said.

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