Melbourne, Mar.15 : Retired Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist has told the television channel Nine that he would be happy to appear in occasional specials or entertainment programs, including a revived Wide World of Sports.
After 10 years of full-time cricket, the keeping legend is keen to spend more time with his wife Melinda and kids Annie, Harrison and Archie, Fox Sports said.
The aggressive left-handed batsman and record-breaking wicket-keeper retired from international at the end of the Commonwealth Bank tri-series that involved contests with Sri Lanka and India. Australia eventually lost the series to India 2-0 in a best of three finals.
While being a member of the Australian cricket team from 1998 to 2008, Gilchrist redefined the role of a wicket-keeper-batsman, emerging as the best in the history of the game.
He holds the world record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in One Day International cricket and the most by an Australian in Test cricket. His strike rate is amongst the highest in the history of both One-day and Test cricket and he currently holds the record for the second fastest century in Test match cricket.
He is the only player to have hit 100 sixes in Test cricket. His 17 Test and 16 ODI centuries are the most by a wicket-keeper. He holds the unique record of scoring at least 50 runs in successive World Cup finals (in 1999, 2003 and 2007) and is one of only three players to have won three titles.
Story first published: Saturday, March 15, 2008, 16:58 [IST]
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