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Viru’s absence a big loss for us: Shipperd
Chennai, May 12, 2011
First Published: 00:55 IST(12/5/2011)
Last Updated: 00:57 IST(12/5/2011)
Delhi Daredevils batsman Virendra Sehwag walks back to the pavillion after his dismissal by Kochi Tuskers Kerala bowler Prasanth Padmanabhan during the IPL Twenty20 match at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi.

Admitting that losing captain Virender Sehwag is a big blow for the struggling Delhi Daredevils, coach Greg Shipperd said they face an uphill task as they take on a formidable Chennai Super Kings on Thursday.

While Delhi struggled for a major part of the tournament, whatever little they achieved was due to Sehwag's brilliance, and the big-hitting opener's absence would surely be felt.

“Viru's absence will be a huge loss for us as he is the holder of Orange cap. He fired in each of the matches that we won. He would be missed both as a captain and a key player,” said Shipperd. “It is going to be a very tough assignment for us to beat the Super Kings in their home ground. We know that they have got special skills in all three departments of the game,” he added.

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