Home > News >

Virender Sehwag is with Delhi Daredevils in every decision: IPL team CEO

Virender Sehwag © PTI
Virender Sehwag © PTI

New Delhi: Jan 16, 2014

Virender Sehwag may not have been retained by the Delhi Daredevils but the Indian Premier League (IPL) team’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Hemant Dua considers the veteran opener “the most sporting personality one would ever come across”.

“Viru is an amazing human being. He is the most sporting person you can ever come across. He is very honest in his thoughts and is a very straight-talking person. He is very much with us in every decision that we have taken,” Dua told PTI in response to a question about whether Sehwag was intimated about the franchise decision of non-retention.

The CEO also made it clear that it is not just Sehwag but the franchise has made it a point to speak to most of its players on an individual basis.

“It’s not only about a Sehwag or a Kevin Pietersen. We have spoken to most of our players on an individual basis explaining them about our decision. Now I can’t divulge the details of the discussion as it is strictly confidential between the player and the franchise,” Dua said.

According to the team boss, all the major cricketing decisions will be taken by the quartet of chief coach Gary Kirsten, assistant coach Eric Simons, TA Sekar and Ashish Kapoor.

“We have a very competent team of cricket specialists who will take all the decisions regarding team building. For us, the aim is to build a good team for the future. We want a team that is consistent and lives up to fan’s expectations. We want a team with players that will play for the DD badge upfront in their jerseys and not for the name behind it,” Dua added.

Since Daredevils will have a full purse of Rs 60 crores with three ‘Right To Match’ cards, the top boss calls it an opportunity to paint a “fresh canvas with new colours”.

“At this point of time, it is a very fluid situation for us. A lot of decisions will be taken as we come closer to the auction date on February 12. We have to also keep in mind about the scheduling part and also if all the matches will be held in India. The team composition will also depend on those factors. The critical part is to have the right mix of players,” Dua concluded.

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Mount Maunganui

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Dhaka

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 11, 2014  at Delhi

India won by 48 runs

Photos

India vs West Indies 4th ODI at Dharamsala

Videos

AB de Villiers speaks ahead of New Zealand ODIs

South Africa vs New Zealand 2014: 5 memorable matches

Yasir Shah: The new spinning sensation for Pakistan

Virat Kohli takes wicket with the first (0th?) ball of his T20I career

Kevin Pietersen’s autobiography — a litany of complaints with a few redeeming patches

Banning West Indian players in IPL can affect the ‘Brand value’ of the event – Will BCCI take this gamble?

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 BCCI India India vs West Indies India vs West Indies 2014 New Zealand Pakistan Salaam Cricket South Africa West Indies West Indies cancel India tour 2014 West Indies tour of India 2014 West Indies vs India West Indies vs India 2014

ICC World Cricket League 2014: Associate nations confident of good show

West Indies players allowed to play IPL

ICC World Cup 2015: Hagely Oval gets ICC accreditation

Rohit Sharma to make comeback, Manoj Tiwary to lead in practice match against Sri Lanka

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Venues for 5 ODIs announced

MS Dhoni rested, Virat Kohli as captain, and other points of interest from squad for first 3 India vs Sri Lanka ODIs

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: MS Dhoni gets much-needed break ahead of Australia tour

Virat Kohli becomes fastest to 20 ODI hundreds

A Pakistan all-time XI: A galaxy of captains

James Neesham can provide more impetus to New Zealand’s weakened batting up the order

Fan of the Day

Gautam Singh

Gautam Singh

474 Posts | 5 Fans

Video Highlights Mohammed Yousuf drops catch after watching a girl in bikini

अभिनेत्री हुमा कुरैशी ओरिफ्लेम की ब्रांड एंबेसडर

Has Bigg Boss 8 made Karishma Tanna the most hated person?

Pranab Mukherjee returns home after visit to Norway, Finland

Revealed: First look of Amitabh Bachchan-Farhan Akhtar’s Do!

7 reasons why having sex during pregnancy is great for your health

Videocon Infinium Graphite with gesture control feature launched, priced at Rs 10,499

Rupee up 19 paise against dollar in early trade

Twitter introduces Audio Cards to listen to music directly from your timeline

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here