If the Kolkata Knight Riders have Shah Rukh Khan’s charisma backing them and Preity Zinta has lent her appeal to the Mohali team in the Indian Premier League, the Delhi Daredevils have roped in Bollywood daredevil Akshay Kumar to represent them.

The team captained by ‘hot-in-news’ Virendra Sehwag is charged by this development. Reveals a source, “Akshay Kumar’s image truly represents the team’s spirit. His inclusion will inject more enthusiasm into the team.”

And though the actor also has a stake in Delhi’s Daredevils, the source insists that it’s his love for cricket that’s prompted Akshay to sign up.


Akshay was known to play cricket on the grounds near Red Fort and even hike to India Gate to indulge in his favourite sport during his Delhi days. Even now, the actor often takes time out of his hectic schedule to catch up with the action on field.