Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sewhag was a happy man after his team registered its maiden win in the fourth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), beating Pune Warriors India at the DY Patil Sports Complex in Navi Mumbai on Sunday.
Sehwag played a crucial role in the win as he scored a valuable 37 and along with openers David Warner (46) set the tone for the chase with their 75-run stand. Venugopal Rao (31) and Aaron Finch (25) added crucial 47 runs for the sixth wicket as Daredevils chased down the winning target of 188 with four balls to spare. Pune Warriors captain Yuvraj Singh's all-round performance of unbeaten 66 runs and four for 29 went in vain but he was adjudged the man of the match.
Sehwag had words of praise for Rao and Finch and felt his India team mate was unlucky.
"It's a happy moment for us, finally we have a win. We knew this ground is smaller and you can hit sixes here. We thought the wicket would help the fast bowlers and so we played four fast bowlers. Finch and Venu were brilliant. Yuvraj bowled and batted really well, but unfortunately it didn't help his team," said Sehwag.
Yuvraj said that it was the day for the Daredevils.
"You have to give it to Delhi; they played really well under pressure. We didn't take wickets in the first six and didn't bowl well in the end. Rao batted really well in the end after Sehwag and Warner gave good start," he said.