New Delhi: Even though Indian team management and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni thinks rotation is an ideal policy to enhance team’s performance, dashing Indian batsman and Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag begs to differ. Taking into consideration the fact that Delhi Daredevils have more than more four international players and IPL rules allow only four foreign stars in a team, Sehwag made it clear that Delhi Daredevils would not see any rotation in the Indian Premier League V until required.
“We have more than four foreign players but we would see how they perform and if the players in team perform well, I do not see any point in rotating the players,” said Sehwag during the Panasonic Cheerthon event held at a city mall.
Sehwag feels players like Mahela Jayawerdene, Kevin Peiterson, David Warner has indeed made Delhi Daredevils a very strong team and their experience and skills would help Daredevils in performing well in the season. “It is good that we have some world class players and I am very pleased with the team. We are a very competitive unit and if we lick together, it can do a world of good for us,” added Sehwag.
When asked about the late joining of few of the foreign stars due to their international commitment would somehow put pressure on him as the team would be banking on his prowess, he said, “ I do not think so that would be a problem. Domestic players would get an opportunity and it is only about first few games. We have a strong domestic force and Venugopal Rao batted beautifully last season. So it would not be a problem and I am really looking forward to it,” added the skipper.
He also shielded his domestic batsmen and agreed to the fact that they could not perform to the best of their abilities last season and said they just require some time and with course of time he his quite sure that they would perform well.
With Varun Aaron, one of the key players is out of the team with injury and would not be available for initial few matches, Sehwag did not look much perturbed and said that he would not exert much pressure on his star bowler Umesh Yadav. “We would have loved to play him but unfortunately he is injured. But we have Irfan Pathan and Ajit Agarkar bowling brilliantly and also the domestic players can come and fill in his place. So it would not add much pressure on Umesh Yadav,” he said.
By Samikshan Dutta Choudhury
Indian Sports News