'No one has had the impact Gilchrist has had at No. 7'

Rahul Dravid picks ten memorable performances he's witnessed in India v Australia Test matches. This time: Adam Gilchrist's game-changing 2001 Mumbai classic innings, and the finest innings by an Indian (09:09)

Producers: Gokul Chakravarthy and Suketu Mehta

March 4, 2013

Posted by typos on (March 7, 2013, 12:32 GMT)

Gilly the batsman/wicketkeeper (yes in that order) but there have been better wicket keeper/bastmen such as his predecessor Healy or even Mark Boucher. But as a no 7 bastman who was a competent keeper (Dhomi in the same mould) he was unsurpassed.

Posted by   on (March 6, 2013, 19:12 GMT)

My sense is that irrespective of other great wicket keeper batsmen and no doubt there were and are many, Gillie's unsurpassed modern brand of entertaining brilliance created the now entrenched maxim that wicket keepers in top national teams need to also be capable of selection as a specialist batsman even if they did not wear the gloves.

Just look what AB's dual role has done to contribute to the transformation of my "home" team's test fortunes.

Posted by   on (March 6, 2013, 3:48 GMT)

Gilchrist was great but come one guys seriously there was another wicket keeper battling for his side in the 90's with no where near the support that Gilchrist at the other end. The best wicket keeper batsman to hav e evr played this game is Andy Flower. ] No disrespect to Gilly but Flower was truley amazing when you consider his team mates.

Posted by   on (March 5, 2013, 21:40 GMT)

Gilly is the 3rd greatest cricketer ever after Sobers and Bradman in that he is the 3rd lock in an alltime test x1.

Posted by   on (March 5, 2013, 16:59 GMT)

I was in the stand that Gilcrist kept hitting at.

I walked into the stadium at the fall of the 5th wicket and spent the entire day pulling my hair out. The frustrating day ended when Mongia retired hurt and could not bat out the last over and Tendulkar had to come in to face just a couple of balls.

Posted by   on (March 5, 2013, 15:05 GMT)

The greatest wicket keeper batsman ever "ADAM GILCHRIST" AKA GILLY, even arguably the best fast bowler of his time Waseem Akram said that he was one of the most difficult batsman to bowl to you had to get him out early or you got out of the test competition early.

Posted by nkiran on (March 5, 2013, 14:59 GMT)

Dravid should have prepared better for this video. He says what we all already know. Disappointed!

Posted by   on (March 5, 2013, 14:35 GMT)

Gilli was wonderful.has done it on so many occasions. Murdering the other attacks. Best wicketkeeper batsman..

Posted by here2rock on (March 5, 2013, 12:34 GMT)

What is disappointing is that there are no video replays because of copyrights issues to relive those magic moments.

Posted by Harmony111 on (March 5, 2013, 11:14 GMT)

Dear Cricinfo Mods: I want to tell you guys one thing. Why do you ppl not add the transcripts when you make available these audio clips? Frankly, it requires a huge shift in the mind to listen to something when we are used to reading. I have a 100 times clicked on such links and then closed them when I found they were audio clips. You do upload the transcripts but it comes too late. By that time the article either loses its freshness or gets too down in the homepage. Its a bit like morning newspaper. If you get it in the afternoon while having lunch it is not quite the same thing.

You can see the comments these audio clips get vs the comments on other articles. 4-5, at most 20-25 here vs the 100s you get on other articles.

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