Out-of-form Sehwag to continue as Delhi captain

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Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 13:57 [IST]
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Sehwag, first choice to lead Daredevils

New Delhi, Feb 28: Despite his bad form, Virender Sehwag, will continue to lead Delhi Daredevils in the fifth edition of the IPL too as T A Sekar, coaching director of Delhi franchise, has said Sehwag is the first choice to lead the team in IPL 5 which is scheduled to start from April 4, 2012.

"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, on Monday.

According to Sekar, Mahela Jayawardene, the team's vice captain will be there to complement Sehwag.

"Jayawardene will always be there to complement Sehwag," he said during the promotional event.

He further told the press, about trading paceman Ashok Dinda to Pune Warriors and termed it as decision taken in interest of the team.

Meanwhile, Delhi team's pace sensation Varun Aaron's availability has boosted the team's chances, as he is expected to recover well in time, with his rehabilitation program progressing well.

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

Though they have issues with Naman Ojha's form, team's wicket keeper is the first choice as glovesman.

Meanwhile, Delhi franchise unveiled their "Superfans". The quartet includes teenager Arjun Vajpai, who was the youngest Indian to scale Mount Everest, triathlete Anuradha Vaidyanathan, marathoner Arun Bhardwaj and Reena Kaushal Dharmshaktu - the first Indian woman to ski her way to South Pole as part of Commonwealth Women's Antarctic Expedition during the promotional event on Monday at the capital.


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