"EXILED paceman Jason Gillespie has hit out at claims he is a spent force, saying national selectors cannot use his age as a reason to overlook him for Test selection.
With his international career on the ropes after missing Australia's preliminary 30-man World Cup squad last week, Gillespie opened up about his frustration at being perceived to be on the wane as a frontline bowler.
"There's this perception that I'm too old and it's crap," said Gillespie, who played his most recent Test against Bangladesh last April, when he took 3-25 and scored an incredible 201 not out...
..."The selectors talk about bringing youth into the side and then I look at the Twenty20 game (against England last Tuesday) and they pick Shane Harwood, who is a year older than me.
"It annoys me. Maybe I need to be dying my hair and not letting all the greys come through because the perception is I'm older than I really am. Age can't be a factor."
So - is Dizzy past it or should the selectors be giving him another look?