Gilchrist denies retirement talk

Expected by many to retire after the 2007 World Cup, Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist has said he’s keen to continue playing international cricket.

After Australia’s tours of South Africa and Bangladesh Gilchrist said he felt mentally and physically tired and it appeared that news of his retirement wasn’t too far way.

Gilchrist has squashed those rumors however in saying “If you had sat me down after Bangladesh and asked me how much time I had left in the game, you probably would have got a different answer to now.”

“I’m not keen on making any big statements but right now I am looking to keep playing.”

“I have voiced the opinion that I think there is too much cricket being played at the moment but, after a three-month break, I am dead keen for the summer to start and the Champions Trophy, the Ashes and the World Cup to begin.”

Gilchrist has played 242 one-day internationals and 85 Test matches for Australia and hasn’t missed a single Test match since making his debut back in 1999.

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