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When the captain came knocking

Greeted by crowds and bhangra beats wherever he went, Sehwag concluded his journey with the promise that he’d “try his best to win the IPL.” Reports Heena Zuni Pandit.

cricket Updated: Apr 14, 2009 00:02 IST
Heena Zuni Pandit

The Indian Premier League might have moved out of the country, but the Delhi Daredevils are determined to stay connected to their fans.

Towards this, Virender Sehwag spent a major part of Monday morning springing surprises by knocking on the doors of a select group of followers.

From the outset, the skipper was in a jovial mood. Quizzed on how much he knew his teammates, the dashing opener let out a few secrets. “Gautam (Gambhir) is a serious guy but he can also be mischievous at times. Recently during the New Zealand tour, he stuck a chewing gum on Ishant’s (Sharma) pants,” he said.

Going on to Ishant, Sehwag felt the lanky fast bowler would be better off if he abstained from singing.

The destination was yet to be reached when during a short halt at a gurdwara, a child tugged at his father’s sleeve, shouting and gesticulating, “Papa Sehwag, Papa Sehwag,” after spotting him in the new red and blue Daredevil jersey. The amused player waved back.

Sehwag named Harbhajan Singh as the Indian team’s best entertainer.

“Harbhajan makes us laugh a lot and there is no one to stop him.”

Greeted by crowds and bhangra beats wherever he went, Sehwag concluded his journey with the promise that he’d “try his best to win the IPL”.

As for the Capital’s denizens, they couldn’t have asked for a better start to the week than the “captain’s knock”.