After leading Delhi Daredevils in four of the five IPL editions, Virender Sehwag has sought to step down from the skipper's post and the new captain will be Mahela Jayawardene, who will lead the team in next month's Champions League T20.
According to team mentor, TA Sekar, on their official website, Sehwag had conveyed his wish of being relieved from the captain's duty so that he could "bat more freely". The dashing opener has shone in patches, but was largely a subdued shadow of his destructive self in the fifth edition of IPL.
Delhi Daredevils are placed in Group A of the tournament along with Kolkata Knight Riders, Perth Scorchers, Titans and a qualifier. Their opening match is against 2012 IPL champions, KKR. (NDTV)
Good choice, Sehwag is no where near Mahela when it comes to captaincy...for me he's the bestever captain produced by Sri Lanka by far...
jayantha Friday, 14 September 2012 11:46 AM
careful Mahela...they will attack your bus too
RF Friday, 14 September 2012 11:54 AM
Did Mahela thew away the Wayamba Semis Match to play for Delhi???
True Sri Lankan Friday, 14 September 2012 12:04 PM
Congrats Mahela, we are proud of you.
Dinki Friday, 14 September 2012 12:31 PM
I thought Our SL Cricketers would boycott IPL this time, as Indians rejected SLPL. But our Money hungry crickers....?
Mahendra Friday, 14 September 2012 01:11 PM
Congratulations ! Mahela.
Mahesh Friday, 14 September 2012 02:32 PM
what the hell !!! when everyone is focused on T20 these stupids are making press conference. who even care about IPL. IPL will kill our cricket. hope it will not effect Mahela's 'focus....
prasath_madhu Saturday, 15 September 2012 04:58 AM
I do not know why BCCI is giving such priortiy to IPL. it almost ruined the sprit and gentlemenship of cricket. Mahela becareful and don't run behind money and please focus on your international career as u have a huge responsibilty
Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 15 September 2012 10:40 AM
"Ibba diyata demmama, Annewe kiwwalu"
Chaminda Sunday, 16 September 2012 08:00 AM
Another feather on Mahela'a cap!
DD has decided to turn towards the most acute cricketing brain in modern day cricket!
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