Delhi Daredevils are stronger than they appear: Sehwag

April 20th, 2008 - 2:27 am ICT by admin  

By Avishek Roy
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) After Delhi Daredevils scored a thumping nine-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL), their captain Virender Sehwag said Saturday that his team is stronger than it looks on paper as they have some of the best domestic players. “We have got (some of) the best Ranji Trophy players of this season. Rajat Bhatia, Shikhar Dhawan and Mithun Manhas have all performed in the domestic tournaments this season and won the Ranji Trophy for Delhi. So we got a strong team,” Sehwag told reporters at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium.

“It was an easy victory for us. We did not think that we will be able to beat Royals so easily. But it happens in cricket.”

Sehwag said that his job was made easy Saturday because of experienced bowlers like Glenn McGrath and Farveez Maharoof, who was adjudged the Man of the Match for his economical spell of four overs in which he conceded just 11 runs.

“I do not need to tell them anything. I just gave the ball to them and they perfumed. As captain, my jobs becomes easier if you have such players in the side,” he said.

Sehwag said that the IPL was a good platform for the young players to show their skills.

“There is a big gap between domestic competition in India and international matches. The youngsters will get a chance t get used to the pressure playing in front of packed stadiums and alongside international players.”

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