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    A Tribute To Adam Gilchrist

    http://nz.cricinfo.com/ausvind/conte...ry/333484.html

    Adam Gilchrist, one of the most dazzling entertainers that the game of cricket has seen, has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

    Undoubtedly my favourite cricketer, and sportsman, ever. Loved the way he played the game, with so much passion and determination, yet was also one of the most well-spoken, humble and genuine people you will meet. A legend, in all senses of the word.

    EDIT: I'm no longer a staff member, but I'll be writing a personal tribute when I get the time.
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    Well done Perm - glad you made it. I'll have to think about my Gilly highlights bf posting more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    http://nz.cricinfo.com/ausvind/conte...ry/333484.html

    Adam Gilchrist, one of the most dazzling entertainers that the game of cricket has seen, has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

    Undoubtedly my favourite cricketer, and sportsman, ever. Loved the way he played the game, with so much passion and determination, yet was also one of the most well-spoken, humble and genuine people you will meet. A legend, in all senses of the word.

    EDIT: I'm no longer a staff member, but I'll be writing a personal tribute when I get the time.

    Where did you meet him?

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    I have never been a big fan of Australian players but Gilchrist (and Lee) are exceptions. Gilly has been one of my faves ever since his dream debut. He could have had a much longer career if only he had been brought in more quicky.

    He made a late debut but he did exceptionally well. He revolutionized the position of wicketkeeper-batsmen and I am sure he will be part of any world XI team.

    Very sad to see him go. I wish he stayed but all good things should come to an end...good in ya Gilly, you're such a champ.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    Where did you meet him?
    I haven't, but you know what I mean. One day I will.

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    I was shocked when the news came through.

    All plaudits to Gilly. A very exciting and talented cricketer who did it his way. And that way changed the face of cricket forever.
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    Great career ans a great player. He's entertained us all for a long time (if its against us I thouroughly hate him however ) and has served his country with excellence.
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    He was one of those rare players who changed how cricket was played.

    A credit to cricket both on and off the field.

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    is also one of my favorite players ... i think it will truly sink in tomorrow

    best timer of the ball definately

    he was like holding a sword when he bats... and coming in at #7 how many times has he changed the flow of the game? he was one of the reasons for us turning the knife on opponents
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    Greatest Test knocks?

    For mine (in no order): His first Test ton in Hobart 1999, the then-fastest double ton in Jo'burg and then the next Test in Cape Town was pretty good to watch, of course his century in Mumbai in 2001 was a joy to watch as Australia were 5/99, the first start of a brilliant Test series, and the other I can't forget is his second fastest ton against England, just too bad I was so tired and passed out asleep, man I was pissed when I found out he had done that.

    I've obviously missed some more in there.
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    Wow. Shock to the system. Very sad to see the retirement of a man who genuinely revolutionised his art - a truly, truly great player. As much as he terrorised England over the years, it was great to watch - thanks for the memories, Gilly.

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    Wow - passing of an alltime great of the game. Unquestionably the greatest keeper-batsman of all time, and also easily one of the five most valuable cricketers of all time as well, IMO. Absolute legend, and one of my all time favourites players.

    I think he's timed this perfectly and am glad he's leaving on his terms, and will get to spend time with his kids and wife now. Glad he got the record (even though Boucher will probably break it). All we need now is for a trademark 100 in even time in this innings.

    Might write more when I've had a chance to think about it and digest the news.
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    Brilliant player, revolutionised the role of the keeper-batsman really. Seems a fitting time to go as well. Thanks for the memories!
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    One of my favourite sportsmen ever. Just an absolute legend of the game. He butchered attacks like no other batsman could. He made some captains shove their fielders to the boundary before he'd even faced a ball. He scared the hell out of most bowlers in the world. He performed some magnificent services for this cricket team over the last 10 years and I think we're all just so luck to have seen him play.

    Easily the greatest keeper-batsman of all time. It's phenomenal that someone can average 48 batting at number 7. I'll always love you Gilly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Wow - passing of an alltime great of the game.
    He's retiring because he's dead?

    He wasn't my favourite cricketer, but one couldn't help but be impressed by the way he carried himself and the way he approached the game. The highlights of his ton against England at Perth are something that take my breath away every time I watch them. Which, obviously isn't often, or I'd suffocate.

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