Sehwag an instinctive leader, has done fabulous job for Delhi Daredevils: Jayawardene

Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene finds Virender Sehwag an "instinctive leader" who has done a fabulous job for Delhi Daredevils in the ongoing Indian Premier League, says a report in the Indian Express.

"Viru has done a splendid job. During the course of the tournament, I have seen him take incredible decisions on the spur of the moment and they have really paid off. He is an instinctive leader. In T20 cricket, you need to make quick decisions and for that you need to have a clear mind," Jayawardene said.

Meanwhile captaincy, according to Jayawardene, is not difficult provided one has done his homework properly, says a report in The Tribune.

"Leading a side might look complex but once you have done your homework, it's not that difficult a job. If you are not prepared well enough, then your on-field options become lesser and you will have trouble".

"At Daredevils, we have had some very good team meetings where we have analysed the strengths and weaknesses of other sides along with our support staff. KP has also big role so has Morne (Morkel) and Nadeem," he said.

According to a report in The Hindu, a select few fans will get to spend an evening with Sachin Tendulkar when he embarks on a worldwide, six-city tour over the next three years as part of FidelisWorld ‘Celebration Series'.

“...the first Evening with Sachin Tendulkar will take place in Dubai, the headquarters of the FidelisWorld Group,” the company, which has interests in sports, entertainment, and media sectors, said in a release.

It will have Tendulkar sharing personal perspectives on his career in an interactive session with the guests.  Tendulkar will auction some personal memorabilia the proceeds of which will go to charity. He will also be presented with an Outstanding Achievement Award from Wisden India in recognition of his accomplishments as a serial century maker.

Meanwhile Harbhajan Singh in a column in The Times Of India has written that Dale Steyn is the best of this bowler generation. “Dale Steyn was outstanding in the match against us. He is surely the best bowler of this generation. If you bowl late out-swingers at around 150 kmph, you have every chance of grabbing wickets. He commands respect for his ability to do that in all formats of the game,” writes Bhajji, adding that Rohit Sharma played a responsible knock again to help us sail past the total.