Saturday, January 26, 2008


Adam Gilchrist has announced his decision yo retire from all forms of cricket after the Australian summer.Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist will retire from international cricket at the conclusion of the upcoming triangular one-day series against India and Sri Lanka."It is with great pride and happiness that I make the decision to retire from Test and one-day cricket," he said in a statement at the conclusion of the third day of the fourth Test against India in Adelaide.

Gilchrist, 36, became the record holder for most Test dismissals by a wicketkeeper when he claimed his 414th victim during Friday's play in the fourth Test against India.

But his greatest achievements came with bat in hand - an average of 47.89 from 136 Test innings tells part of the story. Gilchrist also changed the expectations of number seven batsmen in Test matches with his pace of scoring and ability to contribute centuries, 17 of them in Tests.

He also enjoyed much success at the top of the order in one-day internationals since his debut in 1996. Gilchrist was part of the World Cup winning sides in 1999, 2003 and 2007 and played perhaps his finest innings in the 2007 final against Sri Lanka - 149 from 104 balls.

1 comment:

Darks3id said...

I think cricket as turned into a major religion now, people respected the sport earlier but today they worship it, I mean look at India-pakistan matches,the intensity of the players in an Indo-Pak match would put Galdiators to shame. I wait for months even years to see an Indo-pak match and cant wait for the next one, BTW here is a cool indo-pak cricket game for fans, really cool.