Lesser known facts about Adam Gilchrist

Published: 14 November, 2012 12:36 IST | Special Features |

Adam Gilchrist, record-breaking wicket-keeper, who turns 41 today, is called the backbone of Austrialian cricket. CS finds out more about this left-handed batsman:

>> He made his debut in the 1999/00 series in the First Test against Pakistan in Brisbane.

Adam Gilchrist

>> He retired from international cricket in March 2008.

>> In November 2007, Gilchrist's peers voted him the greatest Australian ODI cricketer ever, for which he was honoured at an ACA (Australian Cricketers' Association) function before Australia's second Test against Sri Lanka.

>> Gilchrist is married to his high school sweetheart Melinda (Mel) Gilchrist (née Sharpe), a dietician, and they have three sons, Harrison, Archie and Ted, and a daughter, Annie Jean.

>> Gilchrist's autobiography True Colours, published in 2008, was the subject of much controversy. Gilchrist questioned the integrity of Sachin Tendulkar in relation to the evidence he presented in the Monkeygate dispute, which was about allegations of racism against Harbhajan Singh.

>> Outside cricket, Gilchrist is an ambassador for the charity World Vision in India.  

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