Saturday, 26 January 2008

Australian Cricket Legend Adam Gilchrist to Retire

World record-breaking wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist has announced he will withdraw from cricket at the conclusion of the Australian summertime. The 36-year-old chose Australia Day to have his resolution national, coming at the conclusion of the third day of the fourth and closing Test against India in Adelaide. Gilchrist said he would withdraw from Tests at the conclusion of the new match, and so fall upward his gloves in one-day internationals after the forthcoming tri-series with Sri Lanka and India. "It is with good pride and happiness that I take the resolution to withdraw from Tests and one-day internationals," he said in an assertion on Saturday. "I've go to the resolution after more idea and discourse with those almost significant to me.

"My household and I have been lucky to get had an astonishing travel complete of wealthy experiences throughout my career and are truly thankful to all who have helped have this phase of our lives then fulfilling. " "I am now willing and nervous to go into the next stage of my living which will, of overriding importance, include often much moment with my household. " Gilchrist broke the reality document for the almost wicket keeping dismissals in Tests with 414 on Friday, overtaking South Africa's Mark Boucher in his 96th outing in the five-day game. Boucher, by comparison, played in 109 Tests.

Gilchrist took over the gloves from Ian Healy -- third on the listing with 395 dismissals from 119 Tests -- in November 1999, and went on to build himself both as a wicketkeeper and as a slugger of cruel hitting capabilities. He has scored 5,556 runs to see, at an average of 47. 89, with a highest grade of 204 not away and having made 17 centuries. He has been similarly productive in 277 one-dayers, scoring 9,297 runs at an average of 36 and reaching three figures 15 times.

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