Young spinner Shahbaz Nadeem, who helped Delhi Daredevils record a comprehensive victory over Mumbai Indians in the IPL, said that his captain Virender Sehwag's encouraging words gave him the confidence to do well in the tournament.
There is little doubt that Delhi Daredevils are the odds-on favourites but they will need to guard against complacency when they take on bottom-placed Deccan Chargers in an Indian Premier League match in New Delhi on Thursday.
It has been a great experience with the Delhi Daredevils. It is not about how many games you win, it is about the squad and management. Kevin Pietersen
Any guesses how the Delhi Daredevils have turned the corner this time around? Well, they have simply slept their way to the top. Shalabh Manocha
Although Saturday's exciting encounter between the Pune Warriors and Delhi Daredevils was a lot about Jesse Ryder, it was old warhorse Sourav Ganguly who shone as an embodiment of that faith, both in the players he has backed and himself. Scorecard | The doosra | Points table
What more can a batting unit ask if its top six includes Virender Sehwag, Mahela Jayawardene, Kevin Pietersen and Ross Taylor? Welcome to the world of the Delhi Daredevils.
England batsman Kevin Pietersen reckons that Sachin Tendulkar is the "greatest ever" to have played the game of cricket.
Friday's encounter between the Daredevils, who are atop the points table as the league hits the halfway point, and the Mumbai Indians is seen as a Sachin Tendulkar versus Virender Sehwag blockbuster. N Ananthanarayanan
The big hitters hit quick fifties as Delhi make short work of Mumbai for the second time this season. N Ananthanarayanan
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After back-to-back losses, Dravid's boys will have to up the ante against Sehwag & Co. Debjeet Kundu
When India under-19 skipper, Unmukt Chand, returned from Australia a fortnight back after winning a Colts' quadrangular series with impressive showings in the semifinal and final (90-odd and a ton), all eyes were on him at the Delhi Daredevils' nets.
He is an established international captain but Mahela Jayawardene finds Virender Sehwag an “instinctive leader” who has done a fabulous job for Delhi Daredevils.
His form has been a bit of concern but New Zealand captain Ross Taylor is confident that Delhi Daredevils' untested middle-order will "stand up" and be counted when required in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
The way Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag has batted this IPL season, he has been the hero for his table-topping team. Shalabh Manocha
Kevin Pietersen exits, and in comes David Warner. The swap will leave the Delhi Daredevils' opponents a little confused. HT