A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Virender Sehwag stepping down as captain of Delhi Daredevils

Sehwag wants to take some pressure off himself and concentrate on his batting

India opening batsman Virender Sehwag has announced that he will be stepping down as captain for the Delhi Daredevils in the upcoming Champions League Twenty20.

Sehwag led the Daredevils in four out of the five seasons of the Indian Premier League (IPL), and the Indian batsman will be replaced as captain by Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene.

According to the Daredevil’s team mentor TA Sekar, Sehwag wanted to give up the captaincy in order to be able to “bat more freely”.

Sehwag has had his glittering moments throughout the IPL, but in the most recent edition of the star-studded tournament, he failed to live up to expectations.

The Delhi Daredevils are in Group A for the Champions League T20, which consists of them, the IPL 2012 winners Kolkata Knight Riders, Perth Scorchers, Titans and another qualifying team yet to be decided.

Group B consists of Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, Sydney Sixers, Highveld Lions and yet another qualifier to be decided.

The teams that will be fighting for the two open qualifiers spots are: Trinidad and Tobago, Sialkot Stallions, Uva Next, Yorkshire, Hampshire and Auckland Aces.

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