Originally Posted by NUFAN
Is it just me or does anyone else think that Gilchrist gets too much praise for his keeping off Warne.
I don't really see how Warne, during Gilchrist's career would have been that difficult. He hardly bowled any googly's or flippers towards the end of his career - MacGill and Hogg would have been more difficult.
Keeping to leg spinners is the hardest task for a keeper. Losing sight of the ball etc. So any leggie is tough to keep to.
I agree, MacGill would've been tougher to keep to. Big ripping leggies are hard.
I don't know if Gilchrist gets too much praise. For a while it seemed the consensus among a lot of people was that he wasn't a very good keeper really. I thought he was very good.