Virender Sehwag has decided to quit the captaincy of the Delhi Daredevils for the Champions League T20 which starts in India from the 8th of October. The captaincy has been handed over to his deputy, and Delhi mate, Gautam Gambhir. The vice-captain of the side will be Dinesh Karthik, who is also the wicket-keeper of the team. >
Gambhir will be appointed the captain till the next year’s IPL, after which the decision may be reviewed based on the performance of the side.
Sehwag has said that he would like to concentrate on his batting and hence the decision to quit the captaincy. Earlier, about a week or so ago, Sehwag had said that he would not like to captain the Indian side either, so he did not see any sense in becoming the vice-captain.
In the press release, he also thanked his franchise owner, GMR, “for their understanding in accepting my request to step down”
Sehwag and Gambhir have been close friends, and the former Delhi captain said that he had full faith in Gambhir’s leadership skills. Gambhir added that he had had the experience of leading the Delhi side in the Ranji trophy and should not have a problem in continuing the same in the IPL.