"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.