March 6, 2008

Well done..Gilly

Adam Gilchrist has been one of the best wicketkeeper batsmen the game of cricket has ever produced. I was terribly disappointed when he was dismissed for 2 in the 2nd CB final against India. Perhaps he should have scored a decent knock to make his last game a memorable one. He took the whole world by surprise when he announced his retirement in this controversial tour. His contribution has been immense and he will always be remembered for the quality entertainment he provided with his amazing shots. He scored 9612 runs in 287 ODIs at an average of 35.89 and made 5570 Test runs at an average of 47.60.His strike rate of 96.24 is amongst the highest in one day cricket. His batting has always been a treat to watch .This master blaster hardly gets into any controversies and walks off the field after his dismissal, irrespective of the umpire’s decision. Such kind of gestures is rare and need to be applauded. I regard him as one of the best batsmen in the world cricket .Maybe he should have played for some more time…but that’s ok…He will be entertaining us in the IPL by playing for Hyderabad. You have done a great job and made your country proud. Will miss you..Gilly

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