Indian Premier League franchise the Delhi Daredevils have confirmed that Virender Sehwag will captain the side in the fourth season of the competition.
Hard-hitting opening batsman Sehwag was the only player the Daredevils chose to retain ahead of the player auction, in which they picked up high-profile players including Irfan Pathan and Morne Morkel, as well as re-signing David Warner.
"For us Virender Sehwag stands for the Delhi Daredevils credo of 'Khelo Front Foot Pe,'" Mr. Srinivas Bommidala, Chairman of GMR Sports told the team's official website (www.delhidaredevils.com).
"He is a source of inspiration and strength for both young and experienced players. He is a leader who paves the way by example."
"Viru has been an integral part of the Delhi Daredevils from the day it was formed. He has been the face of the team and an icon best suited to lead our team. Sehwag’s attacking style at the start of the innings sets the tone for the rest of the team.
Sehwag said: "For me there cannot be any other team than Delhi Daredevils in the IPL. As someone who grew up playing cricket in Delhi I am very proud to be playing for the Delhi Daredevils. I am delighted to be part of the Delhi Daredevils and lead the team. I am looking forward to taking the Daredevils to new heights in IPL-4."
Sehwag captained the Daredevils in the first two seasons of the IPL, in which they reached the semi-finals before Gautam Gambhir took over as skipper in 2010.
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