Thursday, 27 October 2011

No 4 - Adam Gilchrist

Yep, yep, yep ... the single best timer of a cricket ball I have watched. Not as good a keeper as Healy or Oldfield but the difference is hardly worth the comparison when one considers what else he bought to the team. Here was a man who greatest trait was nothing to do with the amazing skills he possessed as a cricketer ... he is simply one of the most decent men to have worn the Baggy Green. Loved to win, fought as hard as any international cricketer but never felt the need to descend to the low points of abuse and gamesmanship of others around him. Read the detailed assessment by Malcolm Knox of one of this correspondents favourite two or three cricketers.
Malcolm Knox on Gilly (SMH)