T10 League 2019: Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan will be against each other in the tournament

T10 League 2019: Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan will be against each other in the tournament

Both of the cricketing legends played with each other for their national cricket team and also won the 2011 Cricket World Cup at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh. (Photo Source: Prabhu/Twitter)

Abu Dhabi T10 League is about to start at the Zayed Cricket Stadium from November 15. The former Indian cricketing stalwarts, classy southpaw Yuvraj Singh and perhaps the best Indian left-arm fast bowler Zaheer Khan will lock horns against each other in this fascinating league.

Both of the cricketing legends played with each other for their national cricket team and also won the 2011 Cricket World Cup at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Talking about his domestic edge over Yuvraj, Zaheer said that he keeps reminding the all-rounder about his record over him.

It is just the format for Yuvraj Singh: Zaheer Khan

“We have spoken about it the banter is always there. He is all geared up and waiting to take me on. I keep reminding him about the record I have over him, in terms of our tally playing domestic matches. So far I am winning, but this is a great opportunity for him to change things around. It is just the format for him, and I am looking forward to special performances from him as well,” Zaheer Khan said to The National.

Zaheer will be playing for the Delhi Bulls this time around. This time around though, Zaheer’s responsibility will increase tremendously after Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) refused to allow two strike bowlers of Bulls namely Sohail Tanvir and Mohammed Hasnain from featuring in this edition of the T10 League.

As replacements, the Bulls signed West Indies’ Ravi Rampaul and Sri Lankan Dushmantha Chameera at the last minute. But, as far as Zaheer is concerned, he is only focusing on his play rather than taking the pressure of the increased workload. He just wants to be there and enjoy his playing time.

On the other hand, Yuvraj will be representing the Maratha Arabians who have been staying in the United Arab Emirates since last week. Arabians only had one small training stint at the MS Dhoni Academy in Dubai but their coach and the former Zimbabwe great Andy Flower was impressed with Yuvraj’s form saying, he is going to be an important player for the Arabians and hopefully, he can remain fit for the whole tournament. It was good for him to get some ball on the bat and Flower thought he looked good in the nets.

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