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Old 26th January 2008, 14:36   #1
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Gilchrist has announced retirement from all forms of cricket.This 4th test match will be his last and following triangular his last ODI series.

The man who redefined the concept of Wicket-keeper \ batsman has decided to quit with world record for most number of dismisalls.

Thanks Gilly.For entertaining us all with some amazing display.

source : Cricinfo - Gilchrist announces his retirement
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Old 26th January 2008, 15:30   #2
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Have always been a fan of the immense talent this guy possesses. Just love his attitude when he's batting. I can still remember the first time i saw him bat was against Inida at Kochi, we won the match, but been a BIG fan of Gily ever since. Will sure do miss his cricket.
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One of those rarities - a dignified Australian (cricketer) with a firm head on his shoulders. He'll be missed.
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Old 26th January 2008, 17:43   #4
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It sad. No doubt he will be missed. But he is alrady 37 and he has to take the call. But he has not announced retirement from ODIs which is strange. ODIs require more stamina than the test cricket. But in his case, it is reverse.
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Gilchrist is one of my best batsmen whom i admire a lot, next to jayasurya gilchrist is one among the best to creat there own trends of batting in cricket world. hats off to him.
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The last of Aussie trinity - warne, mcgrath, gilly goes.
It'll be impossible to replace him.

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i'm a great fan of gilchrist.I never expected his retirement at this juncture,thought he would play atleast 100 tests.Aussies will find it difficult to find a player of his stature like crisis man at no.7 for tests and as a swashbuckling opener in ODIs rolled into one.Really gonna miss his full blooded pull shots that makes ball disappear out of ground.
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But he has not announced retirement from ODIs which is strange. ODIs require more stamina than the test cricket. But in his case, it is reverse.

Nope... he has announced his retirement from ALL forms of the game. This will be his LAST test match and the coming ODI series will be his last as well...

Dropped Laxman catch made Gilly take decision - Courtesy - Rediff.com

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He's the one who changed the way we looked at wicketkeepers. A very good wicketkeeper, a great No. 7 batsman and a gentleman cricketer, who played a big part in the Aussie success. He'll surely be missed by the cricketing world and definitely by Team-Australia.
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Gilchrist will surely be missed. He's very good Keeper as well as very good batsman at no 7.
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loved watching him in full flow. will be sorely missed.
thanks gilly!!
whew!! seems to me...all the contemporary greats are leaving one by one. our guys will follow soon, i guess. things will not be the same for some time to come.
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Ohh Gilly... i didn't expect retirement so soon :( Surely you were the one whom i looked when Aussies were playing. The kind of enthusiasm and excitement that this lad provided will surely be missed :(

All the best for your future.

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Gilly will be missed!
The best part i like about him is when he bats & snicks the ball to the keeper he just walks away without waiting for the umpire's decesion. This shows his character. Gilly thanks for the entertainment you have given us all these years.
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.....and nobody thinks he retired becos ppl have been talking about Clarke becoming the next Aus captian?

Clarke plays down vice-captaincy aspirations
Ponting rejects Warne's call to replace Gilchrist

And Gilly is moving to IPL!
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:( my best cricket player retires too bad.
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