Indian middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane, who was the stand-in skipper for the fourth Test against Australia, said that he is different in nature to Virat Kohli.
Speaking to media persons in Delhi, Rahane said, "To lead my country is a proud moment. Virat is a very good leader. His style is different I am completely different.
"He has done so well for our country in every department. So, I am really happy that he is actually leading our country. He is a great ambassador of the game," he added.
"I am pretty cool and calm and that brings best out of me and Virat is pretty aggressive and that brings best out of him. So everyone has different styles."
Australian captain Steve Smith replaced Dhoni as the captain of Rising Pune Supergiant after a poor performance in the previous edition of the IPL. "A player like Dhoni brings an inspiration in the team and every player, whether a foreigner or Indian will try to learn from him," Rahane said.
"He is not the captain but we can still get to learn a lot from him. How he reads the game situation, his mental state before the start of the game, these are the things young players will like to learn. We feel very lucky if he is around," he added.
--By A Cricket Correspondent