Controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen, whose England career came to an abrupt end after a disastrous Ashes campaign earlier this month, on Thursday expressed desire to lead the Delhi Daredevils in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League.
Pietersen was bought for a whopping Rs 9 crore ($1.5 million) by the Delhi franchise on the opening day of the IPL players' auction on Wednesday, using its 'Rights to Match' card.
"I would like to be in a leadership role in some way, whether it is captaincy or helping out the leader and the youngsters in the team," Pietersen told the presenter of the players' auction broadcaster via a telephonic conversation.
Pietersen said he was thrilled to be back with the Delhi Daredevils, which he termed as his 'family'.
"It feels great to be with the Delhi family. We have got a strong team this time around. It is now a matter of gelling together as a unit," said Pietersen.
Pietersen was a part of the Daredevils team last season as well.