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Delhi Daredevils a well balanced side asserts Sehwag

New Delhi, Mar 15 (UNI) Delhi Daredevils is going to be ''one of the most balanced sides in the IPL'', asserted it's captain Virender Sehwag while dismissing the view that non inclusion of 'high priced' Ishant Sharma will effect the team's chances.

Talking to crowded media conference at the launch of the team, Sehwag disclosed that he wanted the much improved fast bowler in their side but they decided not to bid for him because the franchisee would not have got other top players whom the team wanted.

''We wanted Ishant but the team budget forced us to decide against going for him. His bid price had soared up. We have to spend a lot more on the icon player and had we bid for him we would not have got some other big stars,'' Sehwag added.

''I would not call it (not getting Ishant) a loss but it would have been great if he was in our team. I am happy that he was taken by Kolkata on a big sum, I wish him all the luck'' he said.

''Our team combination is good, it is a balanced side. We have very good batsmen, brilliant bowlers and excellent all-rounders.

''It is a young side. Leaving a few, most of the players are young and I think we have the best fielding side of all the IPL teams,'' the skipper said.

Delhi Daredevils also approached local player left-arm seamer Ashish Nehra who was acquired by Sachin Tendulkar's Mumbai Indians.

''We approached him but I think he was offered more money by the Mumbai team than we had offered to him.'' Sehwag said.

The team will have a theme song ''Aaghe sab se Aaghe''.


Story first published: Saturday, March 15, 2008, 18:34 [IST]
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