No pressure on Deccan Chargers: Gilchrist

Updated: 05 October 2009 08:56 IST

Former Australia cricketer Adam Gilchrist is raring to emulate the feet in Champions League Twenty20, commencing from October 8.

Hyderabad:

Former Australia cricketer Adam Gilchrist, who led Deccan Chargers team to honour in Indian Premier League-II earlier this year, is raring to emulate the feet in Champions League Twenty20, commencing from October 8.

Gilchrist, who expressed cautious optimism about their performance in the upcoming 12-team tournament, insisted that the Hyderabad-based team is not carrying any "extra burden" on the run-up to Champions League.

"I think there are expectations always at all times to do well," Gilchrist said.

Meanwhile, the tournament is providing yet another chance to the controversial Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds to prove himself as he is eyeing to cash on "benefit of taking rest".

Another member of the team, India cricketer VVS Laxman also said that his endeavour would be to put up his best in the upcoming tournament.

"I want to give my best in the tournament whenever I get the opportunity," he said.

Deccan Chargers would start their campaign by taking on Somerset here on October 10.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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