No doubts over Virender Sehwag's captaincy: Delhi Daredevils director

TA Sekar said Delhi IPL team are not really concerned about the fact that Virender Sehwag has not scored runs AFP

New Delhi: Feb 27, 2012


Virender Sehwag’s sharp dip in form has been a cause of concern for the Indian team management but as far as Delhi Daredevils’ director of coaching TA Sekar is concerned, the senior batsman is still an automatic choice as the captain.


“There are no questions regarding Viru’s captaincy. We are not really concerned about the fact that he has not scored runs. He is an impact player and believes that ball is there to be hit. We have not at all thought about making any changes as far as leadership is concerned,” Sekar told mediapersons during a promotional event of the Daredevils.


Asked whether Mahela Jayawardene, who has been named Sehwag’s deputy can be seen at the helm, Sekar said, “Jayawardene will always be there to complement Sehwag.”


The Daredevils have traded speedster Ashok Dinda who will now play for Pune Warriors and Sekar says that decision was taken in the best interest of the team.


“I have spoken to Varun Aaron and he will be fit before the tournament starts. His rehabilitation program is going well.”


Having loaded the team with pacers last time round, the Dardevils have this time recruited young left-arm spinner Pawan Negi who is also a handy batsman.


Although Naman Ojha’s shoddy wicketkeeping skills have been undr scanner but Sekar said that the MP lad is still their first choice as far as donning the big gloves is concerned.


“Naman has scored a lot of runs this season and has also improved as a ‘keeper. Also in T20, even if you are not best glovesman, you can get away with it.”


On the day, the franchise unveiled whom they termed “Superfans”. The quartet includes teenager Arjun Vajpai, who was youngest Indian to scale Mount Everest, triathlete Anuradha Vaidyanathan, marathoner Arun Bhardwaj and Reena Kaushal Dharmshaktu — first Indian woman to ski her way to South Pole as part of Commonwealth Women’s Antarctic Expedition.(PTI)