I don't want to be captain: Sehwag

Virender Sehwag said he doesn't want to be the captain of the Indian cricket team.

updated: September 19, 2009 10:44 IST
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New Delhi:

Dashing opener Virender Sehwag on Monday said he doesn't want to be the captain of the Indian cricket team and suggested that a new face should be given the responsibility of vice-captaincy so that he can be groomed to take the reins after skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

"I don't want to be a captain, I have already told selectors about it. I have said that a new player should be made vice-captain and be groomed to be a captain," Sehwag said.

"I want that I should continue to score runs and keep winning matches for the team," he added.

The Delhi-batsman said he would regain his fitness completely before the Champions League which starts from October 10.

Sehwag, who has played under many skippers in his career, considers former skipper Sourav Ganguly as the best ever captains for Team India.

"Saurav Ganguly has been the best ever captain India ever had," he said.

"Saurav took over as captain of the India cricket team when it was going through a very bad patch. Indian team was struggling to put come out of the match fixing scandal. He had a responsibility to put together a new team and he did a splendid job," Sehwag told a TV channel.