Adam C. Gilchrist
by David from Forster, Australia
He is know for his big hitting and high scoring.
Adam Craig Gilchrist (born 14 November 1971 in Bellingen, New South Wales), nicknamed "Gilly" or "Church", is an Australian cricketer, best known for his destructive batting style. Gilchrist is an aggressive left-handed batsman and effective wicketkeeper, combining these two roles for the Australian national team. At Old Trafford in August 2005 he passed Alec Stewart's world record of 4,540 runs as a Test wicketkeeper. He is considered to be one of the best wicketkeeper-batsmen in the history of the game and currently holds the record for the second fastest century in Test match history (57 balls), with the fastest being Viv Richards in 56 balls.
THIS IS WHY HE IS MY HERO:
Adam Gilchrist brought walking into the game of cricket. Walking is when the umpire has not given the batsman out. Although the umpire thinks he is still in, the batter knows he is out and he leaves the field of play and says I'm out. During the 2003 world cup semi-final he walked again during the Test series against India and has since proclaimed himself to be a 'walker'.
In a one day game against South Africa in February 2002 Gilchrist offered to walk after the South African wicketkeeper Mark Boucher caught an inconclusive catch off an inside edge. Again, in March 2003, during the World Cup semifinal against Sri Lanka, Gilchrist edged a ball and was caught, although the umpire Rudi Koertzen thought otherwise, and ruled him not out. I think this is a very honorable thing to do and this is why he is my hero.
I think he is the best 20-20 cricketer of all time. He Averaged 47.60 which is right up with the best cricketers. He scored seventeen test hundreds and sixteen ODI (One Day International) fiftys.
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