Rahul Dravid new Rajasthan Royals captain

Updated: Dec 03, 2011, 15:50 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

New Delhi: After Aussie spin-wizard Shane Warne’s departure, India’s Test specialist Rahul Dravid will lead the Rajasthan Royals team for the forthcoming Indian Premier League season, co-owner Shilpa Shetty announced.

"This is a huge announcement. I am extremely proud to announce that the new captain for Rajasthan Royals this season is Rahul Dravid. I am extremely proud to have him head the team. Congratulations Rahul, I am sure you will make us all proud, Go Royals!" she said.

The actress added, "IPL just takes few of my months but its so much fun and I am more than eager to learn more about the game. Hope we will do better this season."

The 42-year-old Warne had retired in May after the Rajasthan Royals` last game of the 2011 Indian Premier League.