Delhi Daredevils: In 2008, when India won the Under-19 World Cup all eyes were on young Virat Kohli. Ahead of IPL 2008, Virat was a hot property and many franchises were after him. At that time, Delhi Daredevils had the choice of choosing Virat Kohli for their team and people also expected the same but DD went for pacer Pradeep Sangwan instead of Virat.
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Later, Virat was chosen by Royal Challengers Bangalore and they must be proud of their decision right now as Virat is currently Indian team captain and also the greatest batsmen in the history of the game. Recently, in an interview Former IPL COO Sunder Raman revealed the reason behind not choosing Virat Kohli for Delhi Daredevils.
Why did Delhi Daredevils choose Pradeep Sangwan over Virat Kohli in 2008?
According to Sunder Raman, Delhi Daredevils already had a batsman and were looking for a pacer bowler so they decided to choose Pradeep Sangwan over Virat Kohli. This was the reason Delhi Daredevils passed on Virat and RCB picked him, now the rest is history.
Talking about Virat Kohli, till now he has scored 5412 runs at an average of 37 which makes him the highest run-scorer in IPL history. On the other hand, Sangwan played 39 matches in IPL and took 35 wickets. Later in 2011, Delhi Daredevils player Pradeep Sangwan was banned by BCCI for 15 months, his career went down after he left Delhi in 2011.