Having a second skill allowed Gilchrist to play in a dominating fashion
96 THE FAREWELL

2008 - Gilly announces his retirement from international cricket after the season before the fourth and final Test of the 2007-08 series against India. Ends his Test career having played 96 matches.

6x100 MR. MAXIMUM

2007 - Becomes the first man to strike 100 sixes in Test cricket, when he slog-sweeps Muttiah Muralitharan out of Bellerive Oval. The ball is tracked down and given back to Gilchrist.

102* THE ENTHRALLER

2006 - During the third Ashes Test at the WACA, Gilchrist scores a century in 57 balls, including twelve fours and four sixes, the second fastest Test century, behind Viv Richards.

3/3 BRADMANESQUE

2005 - Hammers 121 off 126 and 162 from 146 balls against New Zealand to score 3 centuries in consecutive innings, making him the first Australian since Don Bradman to achieve the feat.

35 THE CONQUEROR

2004 - Captains Australia to their first series win in India for 35 years, guiding them through their first three Tests as they take an unassailable 2-0 lead.

120 THE DIP

2003 - Suffers a dip in form as he scores only 120 runs in the 10 innings after the century against Zimbabwe at his home town Perth.

204* THE DESTROYER

2002 - Posts his highest Test score - 204* off 214 balls replete with 8 sixes - as Australia maul South Africa by an innings and 360 runs in Johannesburg.

122 THE GAME CHANGER

2001 - Turns another match on its head with Australia at 99 for 5 against India in Mumbai. Gilchrist's 122 from 112 balls in the 1st innings helps set up a 10-wicket win, earning him his first man-of-the-match award outside Australasia.

12 THE DEPUTY

2000 - He is handed the captaincy in just his 12th Test after Steve Waugh is ruled out through injury. Leads Australia to a five-wicket win against West Indies in Adelaide.

10 THE INTERCEPTOR

2000 - Grabs 10 catches against New Zealand in Hamilton (5 in each innings) making him the only Australian to pouch at least 10 chances in a Test.

149* THE ARRIVAL

1999 - In only his second Test, Gilchrist shares a 238-run stand with Justin Langer, scoring 149 off 163 balls to chase down a mammoth target of 369 to beat Pakistan at Bellerive Oval, after a top order collapse.

81 THE EYE-CATCHER

1999 - Makes his Test debut at the Gabba. Wins over the crowd with 81 from 88 balls, effecting five catches and a stumping.

96 THE FAREWELL

2008 - Gilly announces his retirement from international cricket after the season before the fourth and final Test of the 2007-08 series against India. Ends his Test career having played 96 matches.

6x100 MR. MAXIMUM

2007 - Becomes the first man to strike 100 sixes in Test cricket, when he slog-sweeps Muttiah Muralitharan out of Bellerive Oval. The ball is tracked down and given back to Gilchrist.

102* THE ENTHRALLER

2006 - During the third Ashes Test at the WACA, Gilchrist scores a century in 57 balls, including twelve fours and four sixes, the second fastest Test century, behind Viv Richards.

3/3 BRADMANESQUE

2005 - Hammers 121 off 126 and 162 from 146 balls against New Zealand to score 3 centuries in consecutive innings, making him the first Australian since Don Bradman to achieve the feat.

35 THE CONQUEROR

2004 - Captains Australia to their first series win in India for 35 years, guiding them through their first three Tests as they take an unassailable 2-0 lead.

120 THE DIP

2003 - Suffers a dip in form as he scores only 120 runs in the 10 innings after the century against Zimbabwe at his home town Perth.

204* THE DESTROYER

2002 - Posts his highest Test score - 204* off 214 balls replete with 8 sixes - as Australia maul South Africa by an innings and 360 runs in Johannesburg.

122 THE GAME CHANGER

2001 - Turns another match on its head with Australia at 99 for 5 against India in Mumbai. Gilchrist's 122 from 112 balls in the 1st innings helps set up a 10-wicket win, earning him his first man-of-the-match award outside Australasia.

12 THE DEPUTY

2000 - He is handed the captaincy in just his 12th Test after Steve Waugh is ruled out through injury. Leads Australia to a five-wicket win against West Indies in Adelaide.

10 THE INTERCEPTOR

2000 - Grabs 10 catches against New Zealand in Hamilton (5 in each innings) making him the only Australian to pouch at least 10 chances in a Test.

149* THE ARRIVAL

1999 - In only his second Test, Gilchrist shares a 238-run stand with Justin Langer, scoring 149 off 163 balls to chase down a mammoth target of 369 to beat Pakistan at Bellerive Oval, after a top order collapse.

81 THE EYE-CATCHER

1999 - Makes his Test debut at the Gabba. Wins over the crowd with 81 from 88 balls, effecting five catches and a stumping.


96 THE FAREWELL

2008 - Gilly announces his retirement from international cricket after the season before the fourth and final Test of the 2007-08 series against India. Ends his Test career having played 96 matches.

6x100 MR. MAXIMUM

2007 - Becomes the first man to strike 100 sixes in Test cricket, when he slog-sweeps Muttiah Muralitharan out of Bellerive Oval. The ball is tracked down and given back to Gilchrist.

102* THE ENTHRALLER

2006 - During the third Ashes Test at the WACA, Gilchrist scores a century in 57 balls, including twelve fours and four sixes, the second fastest Test century, behind Viv Richards.

3/3 BRADMANESQUE

2005 - Hammers 121 off 126 and 162 from 146 balls against New Zealand to score 3 centuries in consecutive innings, making him the first Australian since Don Bradman to achieve the feat.

35 THE CONQUEROR

2004 - Captains Australia to their first series win in India for 35 years, guiding them through their first three Tests as they take an unassailable 2-0 lead.

120 THE DIP

2003 - Suffers a dip in form as he scores only 120 runs in the 10 innings after the century against Zimbabwe at his home town Perth.

204* THE DESTROYER

2002 - Posts his highest Test score - 204* off 214 balls replete with 8 sixes - as Australia maul South Africa by an innings and 360 runs in Johannesburg.

122 THE GAME CHANGER

2001 - Turns another match on its head with Australia at 99 for 5 against India in Mumbai. Gilchrist's 122 from 112 balls in the 1st innings helps set up a 10-wicket win, earning him his first man-of-the-match award outside Australasia.

12 THE DEPUTY

2000 - He is handed the captaincy in just his 12th Test after Steve Waugh is ruled out through injury. Leads Australia to a five-wicket win against West Indies in Adelaide.

10 THE INTERCEPTOR

2000 - Grabs 10 catches against New Zealand in Hamilton (5 in each innings) making him the only Australian to pouch at least 10 chances in a Test.

149* THE ARRIVAL

1999 - In only his second Test, Gilchrist shares a 238-run stand with Justin Langer, scoring 149 off 163 balls to chase down a mammoth target of 369 to beat Pakistan at Bellerive Oval, after a top order collapse.

81 THE EYE-CATCHER

1999 - Makes his Test debut at the Gabba. Wins over the crowd with 81 from 88 balls, effecting five catches and a stumping.


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Posted by on (October 20, 2014, 5:39 GMT)

Words like 'arguably', 'probably', 'maybe' etc are and will be never associated with Adam Gilchrist. He was the and will be the greatest wicketkeeper batsman ever. Full stop. He radiated positive energy, so typical of Australian cricketers, without ever crossing the limits. Let us also not forget his deeds in the ODIs as an opener. He was superb in the 1999, 2003 and 2007 World Cup finals.