Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket on this present day in 2008.
The 36-year-old revealed he would finish his Test profession after their conflict with India in Adelaide and his one-day worldwide profession following the subsequent month’s triangular sequence towards India and Sri Lanka.
Gilchrist had develop into the report holder for many Test dismissals by a wicketkeeper when he claimed his 414th sufferer the day earlier than to maneuver previous South Africa’s Mark Boucher.
He scored 17 centuries in a 96-Test profession and helped Australia’s one-day aspect win three successive World Cups.
Gilchrist stated in a press release: “It is with great pride and happiness that I make the decision to retire from Test and one-day cricket.
“I’ve come to this decision after much thought and discussion with those most important to me.
“My family and I have been fortunate to have had an amazing journey full of rich experiences throughout my career and are sincerely grateful to all who have helped make this stage of our lives so fulfilling.
“I am now ready and excited to move into the next phase of my life which will of paramount importance include much more time with (wife) Mel, (and children) Harrison, Annie and Archie.”
Gilchrist contributed simply 14 of Australia’s first-innings whole of 563 as his remaining Test match led to a draw.