UAE medium fast bowler Zahoor Khan second member retained by the franchise.
Dubai/Mumbai: England all-rounder Tymal Mills and local boy Zahoor Khan have been retained by the Deccan Gladiators for the fifth edition of Abu Dhabi T10 scheduled to be played from November 19 to December 4, 2021 in Abu Dhabi.
Mills has been on the Deccan Gladiators rooster since the second edition but couldn’t take part in the competition because of injury. A right-arm medium fast bowler, Zahoor on the other hand has been instrumental in the team’s brilliant performance in the last two season.
Talking about his retention, Mills said: “Super excited to get playing for the Deccan Gladiators in the Abu Dhabi T10. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to represent the team in the last couple of years. But I will be there this time, straight after the World T20. I can’t wait to see what squad the team puts together, but I am sure they will pick a real challenging bunch of players. So, really excited about the tournament and I hope to see you supporting us online and at home as well.”
Zahoor added: “It has always been an honour representing Deccan Gladiators in Abu Dhabi T10 and I am looking forward to another great year. I am thankful to the owners for restoring the team’s faith and trust on me and I will ensure that I don’t let them down.”
Excited about retaining the duo, team owner Mr Gaurav Grover said, “They both have been phenomenal players and apart from the experience and the expertise, they bring in lot of positive vibes, which is very important to the team and I am confident that they will take Deccan Gladiators all the way to the title round.”
About Deccan Gladiators
In a nutshell, Deccan Gladiators is a result of owner Mr Gaurav Grover’s vision combined with his passion for the sport which he loves so dearly. Representing the glory of the South as the name suggests, the Gladiators in the team are no less than their historical counterparts of the Roman Empire. A perfect combination of youthful exuberance and battle-hardened experienced generals, the team has time and again in the past won hearts with their fearless brand of cricket in the park. Add to it a new strategic approach and red hot form of everyone, in the team, that is Deccan Gladiators for you this season.