NEW DELHI: Just one season after giving up captaincy to focus on his batting, swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag will return to lead the Delhi Daredevils in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League.
The 32-year-old opener had captained the team in the first two seasons, leading them to the semifinals. He stepped down from the post before the 2009 Champions League.
Gautam Gambhir took over the reins of the team at that stage but he would now be playing for Kolkata Knight Riders after being released by the Daredevils ahead of last month’s players’ auction.
"For us Virender Sehwag stands for the Delhi Daredevils credo of Khelo Front Foot Pe," Srinivas Bommidala, chairman of Daredevils owner GMR Sports, said in a statement.
Sehwag said he was excited about taking over captaincy again.
"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," said Sehwag.
"I am looking forward to taking the Daredevils to new heights in IPL 4," he added.
Under his leadership, Delhi Daredevils topped the league stage in the 2009 season.(PTI)