NEW DELHI: Aggressive opener Virender Sehwag quit as captain of Twenty20 Indian Premier League’s Delhi Daredevils on Monday.
Sehwag, who is recovering from a shoulder injury sustained during this year’s IPL tournament held in South Africa, said he wanted to focus on his batting.
Daredevils franchise chairman Srinivas Bommidala said the team respected Sehwag’s decision.
‘When he expressed a desire to step down in order to fully focus and concentrate on batting, we respected his decision and accepted his request,’ Bommidala said in a statement.
Sehwag’s opening partner, Gautam Gambhir, will lead Delhi Daredevils in next month’s Champions League tournament featuring top provincial T20 teams from five countries.
Sehwag, who will turn 31 next month, averages 24.5 in 47 T20 internationals, with a top score of 94 not out and six half centuries.
That’s down on his average of 34.33 in limited-overs internationals for India and 50 in test cricket.—AP