Quetta Gladiators stars enjoy a night out in Dubai Marina

Umar Gul with some team mascots.

Stars such as Umar Gul, Bilal Asif and Elton Chigumbura joined in the team bonding, organised by owner Nadeem Omer.

It obviously paid off for the Gladiators who backed up their opening day win over Islamabad United with a second victory out of two the day after their trip to the Marina.

The Gladiators are top of the table currently and Gul believes that socialising as players helps bring the team together.

“The understanding between our players, may it be foreigners, domestic or Pakistan’s international players is fantastic and this night out at the Dubai Marina would only improve it further,” said Gul.

“Players need these sort of activities to keep them fresh on tours and I think its a very good decision by the management and owner Nadeem Omer that they brought us here.”

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Shahzad blasts Quetta Gladiators to PSL summit

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Quetta Gladiators go top of the Pakistan Super League.

Ahmed Shehzad overcame a poor run of scores with a blazing 71 off 46 balls at the Dubai Stadium to power Quetta Gladiators’ emphatic eight-wicket victory against the fancied Karachi Kings in their Pakistan Super League battle yesterday.

The Gladiators displaced the Kings to lead the five-team standings. Peshawar Zalmi, who notched their second successive victory last night, also have four points but the Gladiators nosed ahead as they have a better net run rate (+1.675) than the former (+1.356).

The Kings did well to post a fighting total of 147 for seven with James Vince (30 off 33 balls), captain Shoaib Malik (37 off 25 balls) and Ravi Bopara (40 off 29 balls) leading the run charge.

But any hopes of restricting the Gladiators were put to rest by openers Luke Wright (47 off 39 balls) and Shahzad who raised 92 runs for the first wicket in 11 overs.

Shahzad, whose previous best in last five T20 games was 16 (against New Zealand last month), was in a punishing mood as he smashed five fours and four sixes.

Kevin Pietersen, who came in at the fall of Wright’s wicket, hastened the finish smacking two sixes and a four in his unbeaten 29 off 17 balls.

In the other game , Zalmi bowlers claimed the first three Lahore Qal-andars wickets for four runs before restricting them to 117 for six.

Tamim Iqbal (55 not out off 47 balls) and Mohammad Hafeez (43 off 37 balls) then smashed 95 runs in 11.2 overs, the best opening stand of the tournament, as the Zalmis cruised to a nine-wicket win.

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Saturday February 6’s second game of the day at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium sees the Lahore Qalanders take on Peshawar Zalmi.

The Qalanders failed to win their opening game and will be keen to bounce back right away, while The Peshawar franchise will be looking to build on their victory in their first outing.

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