Adam Gilchrist in ICC Hall of Fame
The International Cricket Council (ICC) yesterday inducted Adam Gilchrist into the Cricket Hall of Fame at a simple ceremony during the tea interval of the third Ashes Test match between Australia and England at the Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) ground here.
Gilchrist received his commemorative cap from Cricket Australia (CA) chairman and ICC director Wally Edwards in front of a large and appreciative crowd. He has become the 71st male member of the Hall of Fame, and is the second 2013-14 inductee to be announced after Waqar Younis.
Gilchrist, who was born in Bellingen, New South Wales in 1971, was one of Australia’s most prolific wicket-keeper batsmen, having represented the country in 96 Tests.
He amassed 5,570 Test runs and claimed 416 dismissals from behind the stumps for Australia, while he captained the team on six occasions. In 287 ODIs, he amassed 9,619 ODI runs and dismissed 472 batsmen behind the wickets.
Gilchrist said he was delighted and honoured to have been inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on the first day of this third Ashes Test here in Perth. “I would like to also take this opportunity to thank all of those who have supported me over the years, both while playing for Australia and also for Western Australia and my other domestic teams.”