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Home > India > Cricket > IPL > Report

Lillee joins Delhi Daredevils

April 16, 2008 21:29 IST

Australian fast bowling great Dennis Lillee on Wednesday joined Delhi Daredevils, the Delhi Indian Premier League team owned by GMR Sports.

"It feels great to be a part of GMR Sports and Delhi Daredevils. I've known many of the young players in the Delhi Daredevils squad and am naturally delighted to be part of this team. While players like Glenn McGrath are legends by their own right, I am looking forward to work with upcoming talents such as Pradeep Sangwan and Yo Mahesh," he said.

The team skipper Virender Sehwag [Images] said Lillee's presence would inspire his team to do well in the Twenty20 extravaganza.

"Lillee has been a childhood idol and an inspiration to countless cricketers, including me. His do-or-die attitude, fierce determination and the way he staged his comeback are parts of cricket lore. His presence in the Delhi Daredevils dressing room will no doubt bolster our resolve to win," Sehwag said.

T A Sekar, GMR Sports vice-president and a senior member of the Delhi Daredevils team management, said Lille's experience of working with the pacers worldwide would help the team.

"I've known Dennis for more than two decades now. His advice has helped groom hundreds of young fast bowlers in India and abroad. We are indeed fortunate to have him among us," he said.

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