Saturday saw the Delhi Daredevils Mumbai Indians go through motions of preparing for their afternoon clash on Sunday. But come evening, and the Daredevils unveiled their secret weapon, who they hope will bring about miracle they need after starting out the Pepsi Indian Premier League with six defeats out of six.
One of the greatest batsmen of time, West Indies' Sir Vivian Richards, has come on board with Daredevils as ambassador and advisor, and gave a pep talk to the misfiring team that has a very slim chance of qualifying for the play-offs. "I know the team has many players of proven quality and others who have immense talent and hunger to succeed at this level and higher. It will be a great experience for me to be their sounding board and inspire them to deliver quality performances,” the legend from Antigua said.
Richards flew in ahead of the match against Mumbai, who are loaded with big stars and feature the legendary Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar as their opening combination, while Lasith Malinga and Mitchell Johnson lead the bowling attack.
Mumbai would be hurting after an 87-run humiliation at the hands of Rajasthan Royals in their previous game, after which Ponting had admitted that he and Tendulkar would have to perform very soon.
Mumbai have three wins and two defeats, and a large part of that has been due to the efforts of wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik, who has scored 251 runs at a strike rate of over 150.
Richards joins under-fire Daredevils
The Caribbean great will be the team's ambassador and advisor.By Shreyas Sharma | Mail Today – Sun 21 Apr, 2013 12:03 PM IST
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