Everyone wishes he was born in their country. Absolutely top class cricketer. Would be my pick for the wicketkeeper in an all time XI.
Many times countries hoped for an upset against the Aussies, and it was Gilchrist who counterattacked with unbelievable ferocity and took the game away. He scores faster than Viv Richards for god sakes, and has an S/R twice that of Rahul Dravid and an average of almost 50 to boot. Quite amazing.