Sehwag still the man for Daredevils' captaincy: TA Sekar

Updated: 27 February 2012 18:41 IST

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 for the IPL side's captaincy.

Sehwag still the man for Daredevils' captaincy: TA Sekar

New Delhi:

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 for the IPL side's captaincy.

"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, here on Monday.

Asked whether Mahela Jayawardena, who has been named as Sehwag's deputy, can be seen at the helm, Sekar said, "Jayawardena will always be there to complement Sehwag."

Meanwhile, the Daredevils on Monday traded speedster Ashok Dinda to Pune Warriors and Sekar said this 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.

And although Naman Ojha's shoddy wicketkeeping skills have been under the scanner, Sekar said the Madhya Pradesh lad is still their first choice as far as donning the 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."

The franchise on Monday 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.

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