10 March : Deccan ChargersHyderabad: The secret behind Deccan Chargers’ winning performance in IPL 2009 is out. According to the Chargers’ captain Adam Gilchrist it was singing a song that made them the cohesive fighting unit that won the trophy.
Speaking at a function here, Gilchrist said that the main reason behind winning the 2009 title was the cohesion among all the team members.
The former Australia wicket-keeper said it was the brainchild of Deccan Chargers’ fielding coach, Mike Young, to assemble all the players in South Africa and make them sing a song to tighten the bond. The song instilled cohesion among the players, helping them achieve a turnaround in the tournament, the explosive opener said.
The stumper appeared positive about defending the title and asserted that he was “excited” about the 2010 edition.
He, though, is a bit frustrated at the unavailability of several of the Deccan Chargers even a few days prior to the start of the tournament.
Source : IPL