He has no love lost for the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) but former India batsman Virender Sehwag threw his weight behind its under-fire ex-President Arun Jaitley for "being available for players in case of any difficulty".
Finance Minister Jaitley, who was headed DDCA for 13 years till 2013, has been accused of corruption by the Delhi Government. The Delhi government has demanded that Jaitley must resign or be "removed" from the union cabinet to enable an independent probe.
Sehwag, who switched loyalties to Haryana from Delhi and retired from international cricket earlier this year, steered clear of making any political claim but lauded Jaitley's role in helping players in a series of tweets.
In my time with DDCA if I ever came to know of any 'surprising' selection of a player, all I needed to do was to inform @arunjaitley- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 20, 2015
Was a nightmare to speak to some others at DDCA but @arunjaitley ji was always available for players in case of any difficulty at any time- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 20, 2015
The veteran of 104 Tests is one of the biggest names in international cricket to have emerged from Delhi.
Sehwag found support from his Delhi and India opener Gautam Gambhir, the current captain of the Delhi team. He also tweeted his support for Jaitley.
Grossly inappropriate 2 blame @arunjaitley ji 4 corruption in DDCA. He was d one who got Delhi a proper stadium widout taxpayer's money.- GGF (@GautamGambhir) December 20, 2015
Appalling to note some ex-players blame @arunjaitley ji for all that's wrong in DDCA. Whereas dey enjoyed plum posts in DDCA coz of him.- GGF (@GautamGambhir) December 20, 2015